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vicki bogan


201K Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 254-7219


Last updated: 9-18-19

Associate Professor

Vicki Bogan

Vicki Bogan's research interests are in the areas of financial economics, behavioral finance, and applied microeconomics centering on issues involving investment decision making behavior and financial markets. She explores questions relating to investment decision making (corporate and individual) and household portfolio allocation with the goal of shedding light on how to better model observed behavior.


Bogan has published numerous journal articles and book chapters including a book chapter on "Household Investment Decisions," in Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing. Bogan's research has received considerable media attention including radio interviews and coverage in, the Wall Street Journal website,, and the Harvard Business Review Blog. She also has been featured on the PBS News Hour – Paul Solman's Making Sense, the Lou Hutt Show on Sirius XM radio, and Knowledge@Wharton on Sirius XM radio.


Bogan currently serves as Co-Editor for Financial Planning Review. She is the founder and director for the Institute for Behavioral and Household Finance. She also works as a consultant for Hartford Funds Management Group, Inc.


Prof. Bogan teaches finance courses for master's and undergraduate students in the Dyson School of Cornell University's SC Johnson College of Business. She has received two outstanding educator awards and the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.


Bogan holds a Sc.B. degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University, an M.B.A. in Finance and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Economics from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University. She also has held a visiting fellow appointment at Princeton University.

Research Videos

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Click play button to view Dr. Vicki Bogan discussing her research on individual financial decision making.

Radio Interviews

pbs logo SiriuxXM Satellite - Vicki Bogan on Knowledge@Wharton, November 15, 2017, Mental Health and Retirement Savings - Click below to hear interview.

pbs logo SiriuxXM Satellite - Urban View, The Lou Hutt Show, February 11, 2017, Banking and African American Households - Click below to hear interview.

Dr. Vicki Bogan & Dr. David Just discuss saving for college, retirement planning, and other aspects of financial planning in 'Mad Hat Economics' Podcast.

IBHF Institute

Vicki Bogan is the founder and director of the Institute for Behavioral and Household Finance.