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Terry Odean: Who's on the Other Side of the Trade?

A noted researcher examines investors' trading behavior in the Robinhood era, the role of social media, and gender differences in investing.

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Our guest on the podcast today is Terrance Odean. Dr. Odean is the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Individual investor trading has been a key area of research throughout his academic career. In 2016, Dr. Odean received the James R. Vertin Award from the CFA Institute for research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals. He has been an editor and an associate editor of numerous academic finance journals, including The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Finance, and The Journal of Behavioral Finance. As an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, Dr. Odean studied judgment and decision-making with a 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Daniel Kahneman.



The Review of Financial Studies

The Journal of Finance

The Journal of Behavioral Finance

Free Trading and Robinhood

Online Investors: Do the Slow Die First?” by Brad Barber and Terrance Odean,, 2002.

The Behavior of Individual Investors,” by Brad Barber and Terrance Odean,, September 2011.

Attention Induced Trading and Returns: Evidence From Robinhood Users,” by Brad Barber, Xing Huang, Terrance Odean, and Christopher Schwarz,, Oct. 12, 2021.

Trading Is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors,” by Brad Barber and Terrance Odean,, April 2000.

All That Glitters: The Effect of Attention and News on the Buying Behavior of Individual and Institutional Investors,” by Brad Barber and Terrance Odean,, April 2008.

Robbin’ Who?” by William Ehart,, May 11, 2021.

Systematic Noise,” by Brad Barber, Terrance Odean,, May 2006.

Gender Differences in Investing

Boys Will Be Boys: Gender, Overconfidence, and Common Stock Investment,” by Brad Barber and Terrance Odean,, November 1998.

Seeing Is Believing: Female Leaders’ Presence Narrows the Gender Gap in Girls’ Aspirations and Advancement in Education,” by Lori Beaman, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande, and Petia Topalova,, February 2012.

What Accounts for the Gender Equality Among Pharmacists?” by Claudia Goldin,, Oct. 7, 2021.

Behavioral Finance

Daniel Kahneman