EDWIN T. BURTON is a Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught behavioral finance to more than 1,800 students in the past six years. He is an active investment consultant for pension funds and endowments and is a Trustee of the Virginia Retirement System. Burton's Wall Street history includes senior positions at Smith Barney, Rothschild Inc., and Interstate/Johnson Lane. He has been an economics professor since 1969 including eleven years on the faculty at Cornell University. Burton currently serves on two public company boards (SL Green Realty Corporation and Virginia National Bank) and numerous private company boards. He first joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1988. Burton received his doctorate from Northwestern University in economics and his undergraduate degree in economics from Rice University.
SUNIT N. SHAH's experience in finance includes seven years of financial modeling for Life Settlement Consulting and Management, a position at Stanfield Capital Partners modeling movements of credit spreads, and corporate finance analysis at the Boston Consulting Group for a billion-dollar household products company. Prior work also includes founder's roles in both a dot com and a financial start-up as well as consulting for firms such as Investure, LLC and the CFA Institute. Over the past ten years, Shah has taught a number of introductory, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate economics courses in microeconomics, statistics, and finance. Shah received his doctorate in economics as well as his bachelor's in mathematics and economics from the University of Virginia.