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Professor Morten Lau, BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Behavioural Finance in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45044
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 45201
Room number: MHL

Contact Professor Morten Lau (email at m.i.lau@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Morten joined Durham University Business School in October 2010 as Professor of Behavioural Finance. Prior to this, he was Professor of Economics at Newcastle University (2008-10), Lecturer/Reader at Durham University Business School (2005-08), and was an Economist at the Ministry of Business and Industry in Denmark from 1996-2005.

Morten has published in international journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, International Economic Review and Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

Mini Biography

Morten joined Durham University Business School in October 2010 as Professor of Behavioural Finance. Prior to this, he was Professor of Economics at Newcastle University (2008-10), Lecturer/Reader at Durham University Business School (2005-08), and was an Economist at the Ministry of Business and Industry in Denmark from 1996-2005.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Behavioral finance
  • Experimental economics
  • Public finance

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Harrison, G.W., Lau, M.I. & Rutström, E.E. (2015). Theory, Experimental Design and Econometrics Are Complementary. In Methods of Modern Experimental Economics. Frechette, G. & Schotter, A. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Andersen, S., Harrison, G.W., Lau, M.I. & Rutström, E.E. (2008). Risk Aversion in Game Shows. In Risk Aversion in Experiments. Cox, E.J. & Harrison, G.W. Bingley UK.: Emerald. 12.
  • Harrison, G.W., Lau, M.I., Rutström, E.E. & Sullivan, M.B. (2005). Eliciting Risk and Time Preferences Using Field Experiments: Some Methodological Issues. In Field Experiments in Economics. Carpenter, J., Harrison, G.W. & List, J.A. CT: JAI Press. 10.
  • Harrison, G.W., Jensen, J., Lau, M.I. & Rutherford, T.F. (2002). Policy Reform Without Tears. In Policy Evaluation with Computable General Equilibrium Models. Fossati, A. & Wiegaard, W. New York: New York: Routledge. 20-38.
  • Lau, M.I. (2000). Assessing Tax Reforms When Human Capital is Endogenous. In Using Dynamic General Equilibrium Models for Policy Analysis. Harrison, G.W., Jensen, S.E.H., Pedersen, L.H. & Rutherford, T.F. Amsterdam, NL: Amsterdam, NL: North Holland. 203-223.
  • Lau, M.I., Klynge, A.H. & Hoffmann, A.N. (1999). En strukturøkonomisk model: MobiDK (A Neoclassical Model: MobiDK. In Økonomi og Erhvervspolitik. Jensen, S.E.H. DK: Handelshøjskolens Forlag. 171-200.
  • Hoffmann, A.N., Lau, M.I. & Rasmussen, T.N. (1999). Samfundsøkonomiske virkninger af øgede bevillinger til innovation (Economic Effects of Increased Subsidies to Innovation). In Økonomi og Erhvervspolitik. Jensen, S.E.H. DK: Handelshøjskolens Forlag. 233-256.
  • Tarp, F. & Lau, M.I. (1998). Mozambique Macroeconomic Performance and Critical Development Issues. In Post-Apartheid Southern Africa: Economic Challenges and Policies for the Future. Petersson, L. London, UK: London UK: Routledge. 288-310.

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • Antoniou, C., Harrison, G. W., Lau, M. I. & Read, D. (2013). Bayes Rule, Decision Heuristics and Revealed Preference. Mimeo. Copenhagen Business School
  • Andersen, S., Cox, J. C., Harrison, G. W., Lau, M. I., Rutström, E. E. & Sadiraj, V. (2011). Asset Integration and Attitudes to Risk: Theory and Practice. Working Paper 2011-10. Center for Behavioural Economics and Finance, Durham Business School, Durham University
  • Andersen, S., Harrison, G. W., Lau, M. I. & Rutström, E. E. (2011). Intertemporal Utility and Correlation Aversion. Working Paper 2011-03. Center for Behavioural Economics and Finance, Durham Business School, Durham University
  • Andersen, S., Harrison, G. W., Lau, M. I. & Rutström, E. E. (2006). Dynamic Choice Behavior in a Natural Experiment. Working Paper 2006-06. Center for Behavioural Economics and Finance, Durham Business School, Durham University
  • Harrison, G. W., Lau, M. I. & Rutström, E. E. (2005). Dynamic Consistency in Denmark. A Field Experiment. Working Paper 2005-09. Department of Economics and Finance, Durham Business School, Durham University

Report

  • Lau, M. I. (2014). Estimation af risikoaversion of diskonteringsrater. Forsikring og Pension (Danish Insurance Association).
  • Jacobsen, R. H. & Lau, M. I. (2009). Beregning af betalingsvillighed for forsikring ved brug af en intertemporal model. Forsikring og Pension (Danish Insurance Association).
  • Lau, M. I. & Sørensen, A. (2001). Designing Aid Programmes for Transition Economies. Erhvervsministeriet (Danish Ministry of Business and Industry).

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