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Victor Ricciardi BBA, MBA, APC is an Assistant Professor of Financial Management at Goucher College. He teaches courses at the undergraduate level: Personal financial planning, corporate finance, investments, behavioral finance, and the psychology of money.
He is a former Assistant Professor of Finance (2005 to 2008) at Kentucky State University. He has taught classes in personal financial planning, corporate finance, investments, cases in financial management, research & career skills in finance, investments, and behavioral finance.
Ricciardi had two chapters published in the Handbook of Finance in August 2008. The titles of his book chapters are “The Psychology of Risk: The Behavioral Finance Perspective” and “Risk: Traditional Finance versus Behavioral Finance.” John Wiley & Sons is the publisher of this comprehensive three-volume set. Dr. Frank J. Fabozzi, Yale University is the Editor of this book series.
He is a former doctoral candidate in Finance (ABD Status) at Golden Gate University and his dissertation topic focuses on behavioral finance, perceived risk, and common stock investments. He received his MBA in Finance and Advanced Masters in Economics (APC) from St. John's University and BBA in Accounting and Management from Hofstra University.
Ricciardi is the Coordinator of Behavioral & Experimental Research for the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) at www.ssrn.com and reports directly to Dr. Michael Jensen, Harvard University, Dr. Ross Watts, MIT, and Gregg Gordon, SSRN President. Ricciardi is the current Editor for these six SSRN eJournals: 1) SSRN Behavioral & Experimental Finance eJournal; 2) SSRN Behavioral & Experimental Finance (Editor's Choice) eJournal; 3) SSRN History of Finance eJournal; 4) SSRN Behavioral & Experimental Economics eJournal; 5) The Founder (started in February 2005) and Editor of the SSRN Behavioral & Experimental Accounting eJournal; 6) SSRN History of Accounting eJournal.
Ricciardi began his professional career in NYC as a mutual fund accountant for Dreyfus Corporation and Alliance Capital Management. He has also been employed as an Economic Analyst at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).