UCL School of Management

Daphne Sobolev

Lecturer (Education)
Honorary Research Fellow
Phone number
(0)20 2076 79
(internal 33209)
Office location
Level 50, 1 Canada Square
Rm SE57


Daphne joined the School of Management in 2014. She leads the Master in Finance modules Finance Research Project (dissertations) and Behavioural Finance. Her fields of interest include Behavioural Finance and Mathematics. In Behavioural Finance, Daphne specialises in Ethics, Judgment and Decision Making. In particular, she works on financial practitioners’ ethics judgments and psychology. In Mathematics, Daphne specialised in Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis.

Daphne has a PhD in Psychology (UCL, 2015) and a PhD in Applied Mathematics (Technion, 2005). She presented her work at many international conferences on Behavioural Finance (e.g. 2014-2022: the Behavioural Finance Working Group Conference at Queen Mary University, London; 2021-2022: invited talks at the British Accounting and Finance Association conference) and Mathematics (e.g. 2005: the International Conference on Quantum Graphs, Snowbird, Utah). Daphne has taught many undergraduate and graduate courses at universities in the UK and abroad including Behavioural Science, Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis.

Selected publications:

Sobolev, D. (2022). Rise of the androids: The reflection of developers’ characteristics in computerized systems. British Journal of Management (accepted).

Sobolev, D. (2022). The Price of Happiness: Traders’ Experiences of Work in Investment Banks. Journal of Behavioral Finance, 1-13.

Sobolev, D., & Clunie, J. (2022). Judgments of ethically questionable financial practices: A new perspective. Review of Behavioral Finance.

Sobolev, D., & Clunie, J. (2022). Predatory trading: Ethics judgments, legality judgments and investment intentions. Review of Behavioral Finance.

Sobolev, D. (2020). Insider information: The ethicality of the high frequency trading industry. British Journal of Management, 31(1), 101-122.

Sobolev, D., & Voege, N. (2019). Consumer judgment of morally-questionable behaviors: The relationship between ethical and legal judgments. Journal of Business Ethics, 165(1), 145-160.

Sobolev, Daphne. (2017). The effect of price volatility on judgmental forecasts: The correlated response model. International Journal of Forecasting, 33(3), 605-617.

Sobolev, D., & Harvey, N. (2016). Assessing risk in graphically presented financial series. Risk Analysis, 36(12), 2216-2232.