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Inefficient markets : an introduction to behavioral finance

Author: Andrei Shleifer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Clarendon lectures in economics.
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Describes an alternative approach to the study of financial markets: behavioral finance. This approach starts with an observation that the assumptions of investor rationality and perfect arbitrage are overwhelmingly contradicted by both psychological and institutional evidence. In actual financial markets, less than fully rational investors trade against arbitrageurs whose resources are limited by risk aversion,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei Shleifer
ISBN: 0198292287 9780198292289 0198292279 9780198292272
OCLC Number: 42786373
Description: viii, 216 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Are financial markets efficient? --
Noise trader risk in financial markets --
The closed-end fund puzzle --
Professional arbitrage --
A model of investor sentiment --
Positive feedback investment strategies --
Open problems.
Series Title: Clarendon lectures in economics.
Responsibility: Andrei Shleifer.
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'The Efficient Markets Hypothesis' has been the central proposition of finance for nearly 30 years. This book presents an alternative view of financial markets: behavioural finance. Shleifer  Read more...

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"An excellent academic discussion of [stock mispricing] and other behavioral influences in the stock market."--Jeff Madrick, New York Review of Books"The only advanced undergraduate or graduate text Read more...

 
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