Areas of Expertise
- Applied Microeconomics
- Behavioral Finance
- Financial Economics
- Applied Economics and Management
- Doctorate Brown University, 2004
- Master's Degree Brown University, 2000
- MBA The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
- Bachelor of Science Brown University, 1991
Within the field of financial economics, most basic theoretical models that describe investment decision making are predicated on two primary assumptions: i) there are no market frictions and ii) all agents are rational. However, when we consider how these models describe and are applied in the real world, we know that these fundamental assumptions do not necessarily hold. The core of my research explores how deviations from these two assumptions affect investment decision making behavior with the goal of shedding light on how to enable finance models to better explain observed behavior.
Awards and Honors
- SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014) SUNY
- Outstanding Educators Award (2013) Merrill Presidential Scholars Program, Cornell University
- Outstanding Educator Award (2012) Merrill Presidential Scholars Program, Cornell University
- DITE Fellow (2011) National Science Foundation
- Bogan, V. L., & Fertig, A. R. Mental Health and Retirement Savings: Confounding Issues with Compounding Interest. Health Economics.
- Bogan, V. L., & Fernandez, J. M. (2017). How Children with Mental Disabilities Affect Household Investment Decisions. American Economic Review. 107:536-540.
- Bogan, V. L., Turvey, C. G., & Salazar, G. (2015). The Elasticity of Demand for Microcredit: Evidence from Latin America. Development Policy Review. 33:725-757.
- Bogan, V. L. (2015). Household Asset Allocation, Offspring Education, and the Sandwich Generation. American Economic Review. 105:611-615.
- Bogan, V. L. (2014). Savings Incentives and Investment Management Fees: A Study of the 529 College Savings Plan Market. Contemporary Economic Policy. 32:826-842.
- Bogan, V. L. (2013). Household Investment Decisions and Offspring Gender: Parental Accounting. Applied Economics. 45:4429-4442.
- Bogan, V. L., Just, D. R., & Dev, C. S. (2013). Team Gender Diversity and Investment Decision-Making Behavior. Review of Behavioral Finance. 5:134-152.
- Bogan, V. L., Just, D. R., & Wansink, B. (2013). Do Psychological Shocks Affect Financial Risk Taking Behavior? A Study of U.S. Veterans. Contemporary Economic Policy. 31:457-467.
- Bogan, V. L., & Fertig, A. R. (2013). Portfolio Choice and Mental Health. Review of Finance. 17:955-992.
- Seto, S., & Bogan, V. L. (2013). Immigrant Household Investment Behavior and Country of Origin: A Study of Immigrants to the United States. International Journal of Finance & Economics. 18:128-158.