David Tuckett

Visiting Professor
University College London

David Tuckett trained in Economics, Medical Sociology and Psychoanalysis and is a Visiting Professor in Psychoanalysis at UCL in the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London. He works part-time in clinical practice but since winning a 2006 Leverhulme Research fellowship for a "psychoanalytic study of investment markets" has been collaborating with Professor Richard Taffler (University of Warwick School of Management) to introduce psychoanalytical understanding to behaviour in the financial markets. His book Minding the Markets: An Emotional Finance View of Financial Instability will be published in New York and London by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2011. Prior to this he received the 2007 Sigourney Award for distinguished contributions to the field of psychoanalysis. He has published books and articles in medical sociology, psychoanalysis and more recently emotional finance and is a former President of the European Psychoanalytic Federation, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and Principal of the Health Education Studies Unit at the University of Cambridge.

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"Minding the Markets is a real contribution... a book the world really needs." -- George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate and American Economist

"Read this book if you want to understand the behaviour of financial markets." -- Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England

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Panel titled "What is the Role of Psychological Considerations in Economics?" at the Institute for New Economic Thinking's "Changing of the Guard?" conference in Hong Kong. Featured panelists include Kiel Institute President Dennis Snower, INET grantees David Tuckett and Cars Hommes, Inske Pirschel, and Gert Pönitzsch.

My Grants

David Tuckett of University College London was awarded a grant by the Institute for New Economic Thinking to develop a case for “emotional finance” in economics and finance theory and to explore, starting with selected UK regulators, pension funds & asset management groups, ways to influence policy by testing the feasibility of “emotional finance” solutions to the prevention of future financial crises.