Dr Frédéric-Guillaume Schneider, Cambridge Judge Business School

We develop and test a framework of mental information representation in an asset market setting. The model predicts heterogeneous trading behaviour as a consequence of two distinct mental capabilities: analytical skills and mentalising, where the former involves quantitative, objective aspects of a decision problem, and the latter an accurate assessment of others’ behaviour and intentions.

Individual differences in capabilities induce specific, differential trading patterns and performances, despite the availability of identical information. The most successful traders are strong in both capabilities, while the general relation between success and mental capabilities is non-monotone. The experimental data strongly supports the theoretical conjectures.

Speaker bio

Dr Schneider has worked as a consultant at Oliver Wyman in Zurich. He has conducted field research with startups in Berlin and currently collaborates with French government agencies to combat discrimination.

Prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School, Dr Schneider was a Fellow at the Yale University School of Management. Previous appointments include visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and Senior Research Associate at the University of Zürich.

The foundations of human cooperation, trust, and reputation in organisations and economic interactions; the role and extent of signalling and discrimination in the labour market; the importance of mental capabilities for economic success; the determinants of collusion in markets.

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Date: 13 February 2019
Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 14:00

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Open to: Members of the University of Cambridge

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Trumpington St
Cambridge
CB2 1AG
United Kingdom

Event timings

Date: 13 February 2019
Start Time: 13:00
End Time: 14:00