Professor Elise Payzan

Professor Elise Payzan

  • PhD in finance, Swiss Finance Institute  
  • Master Paris School of Economics
  • Engineer Statistician ENSAE Paris
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm, 2001)
Business School
School of Banking and Finance

I am a Scientia Fellow Associate Professor at the UNSW Business School.  My research program aims to elucidate how people perceive and react to financial risks, using a combination of theoretical and experimental methods from decision neuroscience, experimental economics, and financial economics. I have been collaborating with top behavioral scientists worldwide, both from North America (Brown University, The California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and The Wharton Business School) and Europe (Geneva University)    

I obtained my PhD in Finance from the Swiss Finance Institute at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. Prior to studying Finance at the SFI, I completed the first part of her PhD at the London School of Economics and studied Economics at Princeton University. I also hold a diploma of engineer statistician from the ENSAE, Paris, and graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de la rue d’Ulm, Paris.

I joined the UNSW Business School in September 2010. I was also a visiting associate at The California Institute of Technology from 2010 to 2013. 


Personal website

UNSW Business School - Ref E12 Level 3, Room 359A

  • UNSW Business School Research Grants, A$170,000
  • Scientia Research Support (July 2017-July 2024)

Behavioural Finance, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Finance, Experimental Economics, Neurofinance, Neeuroeconomics


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My Research Supervision


My Teaching

  • Behavioural Finance FINS3655
  • Behavioural Approach to Finance FINS555