Victor Ricciardi

Assistant ProfessorBusiness Management

Victor Ricciardi is an Assistant Professor of Financial Management at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. He teaches courses in financial planning, investments, corporate finance, behavioral finance, and the psychology of money. Professor Ricciardi is a leading expert on the academic literature and emerging research issues in behavioral finance.  Kent Baker and Victor Ricciardi are co-editors of the book Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing was published in February 2014 and the book is part of the Wiley Finance Series. Professor Ricciardi’s second book Financial Behavior – Players, Services, Products, and Markets with H. Kent Baker and Greg Filbeck serving as his co-editors and was published by Oxford University Press in June 2017.  He received a BBA in accounting and management from Hofstra University and an MBA in finance and Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) at the graduate level in economics from St. John’s University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in personal family financial planning from Kansas State University. He began his professional career in New York City as an international portfolio accountant at Alliance Capital Management and a mutual fund accountant for Dreyfus Corporation. He can be found on Twitter @victorricciardi and currently has over 78,500 Twitter followers.  Since 2012, Professor Ricciardi has been quoted in more than 100 news stories and has appeared on 30 radio/podcast interviews on various behavioral finance issues. 

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Publications

Baker, H. Kent, Greg Filbeck, and Victor Ricciardi, editors. 2017. Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Baker, H. Kent and Victor Ricciardi, editors. 2014. Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 

External Awards, Honors, Grants

Kent Baker and Victor Ricciardi, winner in the “Business: Personal Finance/Investing” category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards for the 2014 book Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Kent Baker and Victor Ricciardi, finalist in the “Business: Reference” category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards for the 2014 book Investor Behavior: The Psychology of Financial Planning and Investing. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Other Professional or Scholarly Activity

Victor Ricciardi has given more than 75 presentations at meetings, seminars, and conferences in the past 15 years on the topics of investments, perceived risk, and behavioral finance. Professor Ricciardi is a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, a reviewer for the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, and a member of the advisory board of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics. He is an Editor for several Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at www.ssrn.com including:  eJournals in the topic areas of behavioral finance, financial history, behavioral economics, behavioral accounting, game theory, and decision making under risk and uncertainty.