Victor Ricciardi

Assistant Professor, Financial Management

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B.B.A. (Accounting and Management), Hofstra University, 1991
M.B.A. (Finance), St. John’s University, 1995
A.P.C. (Economics), St. John’s University, 1996
Former Doctoral Candidate in Finance, Golden Gate University; Achieved ABD Status, 1996-2005, (Inactive in the DBA Program)

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Behavioral Finance, Risk Perception, Survey Research in Finance and Investments, the Risk-Taking Behavior of Groups in Finance, the Decision-Making Process of Financial Experts, Demographic and Emotional Issues in Financial Decision Making, Writing Literature Review and Conceptual Papers on Behavioral Finance Topics

Recent Publications/Presentations/Performances

Victor Ricciardi, “The Psychology of Risk,” Behavioral Finance (Robert W. Kolb Series),  H. Kent Baker, American University, and John R. Nofsinger, Washington State University, Editors, John Wiley & Sons, 2010.

Victor Ricciardi, “Risk: Traditional Finance versus Behavioral Finance,” Handbook of Finance: Volume 3: Valuation, Financial Modeling, and Quantitative Tools, Frank J. Fabozzi, Yale University, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 11-38, 2008.

Victor Ricciardi, “The Psychology of Risk: The Behavioral Finance Perspective,” Handbook of Finance: Volume 2: Investment Management and Financial Management, Frank J. Fabozzi, Yale University, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, pp. 85-111, 2008.

Victor Ricciardi, “The Financial Psychology of Worry and Women,” Working Paper, 2008.

Ricciardi has given more than 25 presentations at meetings, seminars, and conferences in the past 10 years on the topics of investments, perceived risk, behavioral finance, and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Awards/Significant Accomplishments

Significant Accomplishments
Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, 2009-Present
Advisory Board Member for the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics (2009-Present)
Core faculty member for investment seminar series sponsored by the Academy of Behavioral Finance and Economics, 2009-Present
Coordinator of Behavioral and Experimental Research at the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at, 2006-Present
Editor for seven SSRN eJournals in the topic areas of behavioral finance, history of finance, behavioral economics, accounting history, behavioral accounting, game theory, and decision making under risk and uncertainty, 2004-Present
Ricciardi has completed consulting research projects on risk-tolerance questionnaires, survey research on investment behavior, grant-making activities, university financial and accounting management systems, and an e-banking company case study.