William Bazley

I am an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Kansas. My research centers on household financial decision-making and incorporates aspects of behavioral and social finance, investments, and financial technology.

Prior to joining KU, I completed my Ph.D. and undergraduate studies at the University of Miami and graduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I also gained several years of professional experience in investments, portfolio management, and business consulting in the United States and United Kingdom.


  1. Taxing the Disposition Effect: The Impact of Tax Awareness on Investor Behavior, with J. Moore and M. Murren Vosse, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Forthcoming.

  2. Visual Finance: The Pervasive Effects of Red on Investor Behavior, with H. Cronqvist and M. Mormann, Management Science, 2021, 67(9), 5616-5641.

  3. Transient Emotions, Perceptions of Well-being, and Mutual Fund Flows, with A. Dayani and S. Jannati, Finance Research Letters, 2021, 41: 101825.

  4. Financial Self-awareness: Who Knows What They Don't Know?, with Y. Bonaparte and G. Korniotis, Finance Research Letters, 2021, 38: 101445.