Behavioural Portfolio Theory

Behavioural Portfolio Theory

The course is aimed at comparing traditional portfolio theory with behavioral portfolio theory. We will deliver a detailed overview of traditional portfolio theory and analyse cognitive and emotional biases which may affect portfolio allocations.

Start Date

July 19th, 2021


8 Hours


1 credit



Behavioral finance is about understanding what traditional finance cannot explain. Optimal portfolio allocation is crucial to understand the role of cognitive and emotional biases on investors' choices, hence on market outcomes.

Marco Spallone, Faculty


Key Takeaways


the pros and cons of applying traditional portfolio theory.


the main differences between traditional and behavioral finance.


implications of behavioral finance on portfolio allocation.

This course is right for you if…

You are a mid or top level practitioner operating in the financial industry, with a basic background in finance and economics.

More Information

This course consists of four two-hour sessions on:

  • July 19th, 15:00 - 17:00 CEST

  • July 21nd, 15:00 - 17:00 CEST

  • July 26th, 15:00 - 17:00 CEST

  • July 28th, 15:00 - 17:00 CEST

Course times are subject to change. Applications are open until July 5th, 2021.

Basic microeconomic and calculus knowledge is required to follow this course.

Marco Spallone

Marco is Full Professor of EBanking at the University of Chieti and Pescara, with teaching and research appointments at Luiss Guido Carli University and Temple University.
He is the Deputy Director of CASMEF (Arcelli Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies) at Luiss Guido Carli University.
He is in charge of several research projects in the field of banking, taxation, and regulated markets, both at national and international level.

He has several publications in economics, banking, finance and taxation in primary international academic journals, including Theory and Decision, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, European Journal of Law and Economics, North American Journal of Economics and Finance.


For further enquiries, contact Marco at

Note that this course will take place once a minimum of 8 participants is reached.

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