Camelia M. Kuhnen
Publications and working papers
Business networks, corporate governance and contracting in the mutual fund industry. Journal of Finance, 64 (5): 2185-2220, October 2009
Feedback, self-esteem and performance in organizations (with Agnieszka Tymula). Management Science, 58 (1): 94-113, January 2012
Public opinion and executive compensation (with Alexandra Niessen). Management Science, 58 (7): 1249-1272, July 2012
CEO turnover in a competitive assignment framework (with Andrea Eisfeldt). Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming. (download CEO turnover dataset)
Executive pay, hidden compensation and managerial entrenchment (with Jeffrey Zwiebel). R&R at the Journal of Finance, updated November 2009
Searching for jobs: Evidence from MBA graduates. R&R at Management Science, updated March 2011
Exploration for human capital: Theory and evidence from the MBA labor market (with Paul Oyer). Working paper, updated November 2012 (under review)
Dynamic contracting in the mutual fund
Neurofinance: (Quick Summary)
Asymmetric learning from financial information. R&R at the Journal of Finance, updated October 2012
The influence of affect on beliefs, preferences and financial decisions (with Brian Knutson). Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 46 (3): 605-626, June 2011 (lead article)
Variability in nucleus accumbens activity mediates age-related suboptimal financial risk taking (with Gregory Samanez-Larkin, Daniel Yoo, and Brian Knutson). Journal of Neuroscience, 30 (4):1426-1434, January 2010
Genetic determinants of financial risk taking (with Joan Y. Chiao). PLoS ONE, 4 (2), February 2009
Nucleus accumbens activation mediates the influence of reward cues on financial risk taking (with Brian Knutson, G. Elliott Wimmer and Piotr Winkielman). NeuroReport, 19 (5): 509-513, March 2008
The neural basis of financial risk taking (with Brian Knutson). Neuron, 47:763-770, September 2005
Delays conferred by escalating costs modulate dopamine release to rewards but not their predictors (with Matthew Wanat and Paul Phillips). Journal of Neuroscience, 30 (36): 12020 –12027, September 2010
Gain and loss learning differentially contribute to life financial outcomes (with Brian Knutson and Gregory Samanez-Larkin). PLoS ONE, 6 (9), September 2011
Serotonergic genotypes, neuroticism, and financial choices (with Brian Knutson and Gregory Samanez-Larkin). PLoS ONE, 8 (1), January 2013
Interdisciplinary research activities
April 2013: New York Times article on CEO compensation and performance
May 2012: American Public Media Marketplace piece on public opinion and CEO compensation.
February 2012: LifeScience article on public opinion and CEO compensation.
February 2010: Business Week article on public outrage and CEO compensation.
May 2009: Los Angeles Times article on CEO compensation.
February 2009: Business Week article on the influence of public opinion on CEO compensation.
August 2008: New York Times article on the pay of mutual fund investment managers.
November 2007: Conference Board Review article about executive compensation.
June 2004: USA Today article on the potential effects of the change in the SEC regulation of the disclosure requirements for investment advisory contracts.
May 2012: Project M article on neurofinance and long term investing
March 2012: Chicago Public Radio piece on neuroeconomics and investing decisions.
January 2012: Neuroeconomics work featured in the book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking” by Susan Cain.
October 2011: Wall Street Journal article on neuroeconomics and investing during financial crises.
December 2010: European Financial Review article on neurofinance.
October 2010: Neuroeconomics work featured in the book “What Investors Really Want: Know What Drives Investor Behavior and Make Smarter Financial Decisions” by Meir Statman.
May 2010: Scientific American article on genes and risk taking.
December 2008: National Public Radio piece on investing mistakes.
April 2008: Science Daily, Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg articles referring to the paper “Nucleus accumbens activation mediates the influence of reward cues on financial risk taking”; Washington Post article on the relation between hormones and financial decisions.
July 2007: Neuroeconomics work featured in the book “Inside the Investor's Brain: The Power of Mind over Money”, by Richard L. Petersen