Academic Website

Welcome to the Academic Website of Stefan Palan

I am a financial economist with research interests in the fields of behavioral and experimental finance, experimental economics and scientific methodology.

I am currently associate professor of finance at the University of Graz and lecturer at the University of Innsbruck and at Management Center Innsbruck. I am also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, managing director of the Society for Experimental Finance, coordinator of the Finance Research Platform Graz, and scientific director of the Max Jung Lab Graz.

This website aims to give an overview of my areas of academic interest and job experience. I am glad for any and all comments!

Best regards,
Stefan Palan.

Associate Professor of FinanceInstitute of Banking and FinanceUniversity of GrazUniversitaetsstrasse 15/F28010 GrazAustria
E: stefan.palan@uni-graz.atT: +43(316)380-7306W:

Taking part in first large-scale crowd research project in finance


I am proud to announce that together with my colleague Andrea Schertler, I am participating in the Finance Crowd Analysis Project, the first crowd-sourced community paper in Economics/Finance. Together, more than 160 research teams analyzed a dataset of 720 million trades and crafted a joint paper reporting the results. Learn more in the video below or in the working paper.

Managing Director of the Society for Experimental Finance


After the international SARS-COV-2 pandemic necessitated the cancellation of the Society for Experimental Finance's 2020 annual meeting, the University of Innsbruck organized this year's meeting online via GatherTown. The attendees enjoyed a total of 88 paper presentations, 2 keynotes (by Annamaria Lusardi and Stefan Nagel) and 2 talks with a view (by Michael Kirchler and Roberto Weber). As part of the program, the society held its annual meeting, which elected a new managing board, with Sascha Füllbrunn as Secretary, Anita Kopanyi-Peuker as Treasurer and myself as Managing Director. I look forward to this responsibility and challenge.