Economics Business and Finance

Dimitra Papadovasilaki

Dimitra Papadovasilaki

Associate Professor of Finance

Economics Business and Finance


Behavioral and Experimental Finance
Decision Making
Financial Crises
Applied Macroeconomics
Time Series Analysis

Research Interests

Behavioral and Experimental Finance & Economics · Financial Economics · Decision Making · Financial History · Applied Macroeconomics


PhD Economics, University of Nevada, Reno
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Management, City University,
MBA Finance, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
BS International and European Economic Sciences,
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Courses Taught

FIN 320 Investments
FIN 365 Fundamental Equity Analysis
Principles of Macroeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Money and Banking
Principles of Statistics
Economic Development
Principles of Microeconomics

Academic Experience

Boise State University, 20162017
University of Nevada, Reno, 20132016


Papadovasilaki, D., Guerrero, F., Wuthisatian, R. et al. The 1920s technological revolution and the crash of 1929: the role of RCA, DuPont, General Motors, and Union Carbide. SN Bus Econ 2, 36 (2022).

Federico Guerrero, Dimitra Papadovasilaki, Garret Ridinger, James Sundali. “Investor Beliefs in the Midst of a Market Crash and the Covid 19 Pandemic: Survey and Experimental Evidence”. Decision. 2021

Bucciol, Alessandro, Guerrero, Federico, Papadovasilaki, Dimitra.  “Financial Risk Taking and Trait Emotional Intelligence.” Review of Behavioral Finance. 2020.

Florina, Papadovasilaki Dimitra, Guerrero Federico, Sundali James, (2019) “On the Time-Inconsistency of Retirement Saving: Results from Five Pilot Studies in the Laboratory,”Athens Journal of Economics and Business, forthcoming.

Papadovasilaki Dimitra, Guerrero Federico, Sundali James, (2018), “The effect of early and salient experiences on subsequent asset allocations—An experimental study,”Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 19, 1-19.

Papadovasilaki Dimitra, Guerrero Federico, Sundali James, and Stone Gregory (2015), “How Important Are Early Investment Experiences on Subsequent Investment Decisions? A Laboratory Experiment on Asset Allocation,” Managerial Finance, Vol. 41, Issue: 6, pp: 582-590.

Papadovasilaki Dimitra (2015). James Heckman. In Morris Altman, editor, Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Praeger.

Wuthisatian Rattaphon, Papadovasilaki Dimitra, Bhraman Gulati, Guerrero Federico (2014), “The Stock Market Boom and Crash of 1926-1933: An Applied Time Series Investigation,” American Journal of Economics, Vol. 4, Issue: 2A, pp: 7-26

Papadovasilaki Dimitra, Parker Elliott, and Pingle Mark (2014), “Improving Student Financial Knowledge: A Pilot Study,” Perspectives on Economic Education Research, Vol. 9, Issue: 2, pp: 93-107

Working Papers

Alessandro Bucciol, Papadovasilaki Dimitra, “Discrimination and Portfolio Decisions of Non-White Americans”

Felkey Amanda, Papadovasilaki Dimitra, “Gender Code-Switching in Economics and Finance”

Felkey Amanda, Papadovasilaki Dimitra, “Economists and Racial Bias”

Guerrero Federico, Dimitra Papadovasilaki, Ridinger Garret, Sundali James, “Don’t’ Sweat it: Staying Calm during a Market Crash”


William L. Dunn Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarly Promise, Lake Forest College 2021

College of Business Best Ph.D. Student of the academic Year 2014-2015, University of Nevada, Reno, May 2015

Winner of the Research Award Competition among the PhD Candidates in Economics, 2015, University of Nevada, Reno, May 2015


Student Faculty Fellows Program 2021, Asian Network, in collaboration with Ying Wu, Assistant Professor of Chinese, LFC: “Doing business in China: Investment opportunities and the challenges of the enterprises in Jiangsu province in the current economic environment”

Invited Presentations

“The Impact of Rule Governance on Asset Allocation Behavior After Salient Investment Experiences,”Students Economic Association-Boise State University, Boise, April 2017
GradFit Workshop, University of Nevada, Reno, May 2016