2020 - Kevin Laughren
Kevin joined SFU in 2016. Kevin's focus is behavioural economics, and he uses a variety of applied microeconomic methods including online experiments, field studies, and machine learning. Having previously worked in capital markets, many of his research questions are inspired by real-world financial mistakes, or are aimed at informing policy to help consumers make better decisions. His dissertation research uses an experiment to test the theory of rational inattention and delineate between several types of attention mistakes, its findings could be relevant to the policies which govern financial asset sales and disclosures to retail investors. He is a member of the SFU Experimental Economics Lab and Economics Graduate Student Society.