Cary Frydman

Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics

Marshall School of Business

University of Southern California


Phone: 213-821-5586

Curriculum Vitae

I am an economist with research interests in behavioral finance, behavioral economics, and experimental economics. My research is funded in part by an NSF CAREER award (2018 - 2023).

Working Papers

Cognitive Imprecision and Strategic Behavior (with Salvatore Nunnari)

The Role of Salience in Choice Under Risk: An Experimental Investigation (with Milica Mormann)

(Under revision, new draft coming soon)

Relative Wealth Concerns in Portfolio Choice: Neural and Behavioral Evidence


Efficient Coding and Risky Choice (with Lawrence Jin)

Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming

Using Response Times to Infer Others' Private Information: An Application to Information Cascades (with Ian Krajbich)

Management Science, forthcoming

The Impact of Salience on Investor Behavior: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (with Baolian Wang)

Journal of Finance, 2020, 75: 229-276

2018 TD Ameritrade Best Paper Award in Behavioral Finance

Rolling Mental Accounts (with Samuel Hartzmark and David Solomon)

Review of Financial Studies, 2018, 31: 362-397

Extrapolative Beliefs in Economic and Perceptual Decisions: Evidence of a Common Mechanism (with Gideon Nave)

Management Science, 2017, 63: 2340-2352

Runner Up for 2016 Einhorn Award for Best Young Investigator in Judgment and Decision Making

Neural Evidence of Regret and its Implications for Investor Behavior (with Colin Camerer)

Review of Financial Studies, 2016, 29: 3108-3139.

Finalist for 2017 Exeter Prize

The Psychology and Neuroscience of Financial Decision Making (with Colin Camerer)

Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2016, 20: 661-675

Using Neural Data to Test a Theory of Investor Behavior: An Application to Realization Utility (with Nicholas Barberis, Colin Camerer, Peter Bossaerts and Antonio Rangel)

Journal of Finance, 2014, 69: 907-946

Debiasing the Disposition Effect by Reducing the Saliency of Information about a Stock's Purchase Price (with Antonio Rangel)

Journal of Behavior & Economic Organization, 2014, 107B: 541-552.

The Speed of Information Revelation and Eventual Price Quality in Markets with Insiders: Comparing Two Theories (with John Ledyard and Peter Bossaerts)

Review of Finance, 2014, 18: 1-22, Lead Article

2014 Pagano and Zechner Prize for Best Non-Investments Paper in Review of Finance

MAOA-L Carriers are Better at Making Optimal Financial Decisions Under Risk (with Colin Camerer, Peter Bossaerts and Antonio Rangel)

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2011, 1714: 2053-2059.