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Behavioural Finance: A Review and Synthesis

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  • Avanidhar Subrahmanyam

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"I provide a synthesis of the Behavioural finance literature over the past two decades. I review the literature in three parts, namely, (i) empirical and theoretical analyses of patterns in the cross-section of average stock returns, (ii) studies on trading activity, and (iii) research in corporate finance. Behavioural finance is an exciting new field because it presents a number of normative implications for both individual investors and CEOs. The papers reviewed here allow us to learn more about these specific implications." Copyright 2007 The Author Journal compilation (c) Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Article provided by European Financial Management Association in its journal European Financial Management.

Volume (Year): 14 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 12-29

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Handle: RePEc:bla:eufman:v:14:y:2008:i:1:p:12-29

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  1. SchilirĂ², Daniele, 2012. "Bounded rationality: psychology, economics and the financial crisis," MPRA Paper 40280, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Kempf, Alexander & Merkle, Christoph & Niessen-Ruenzi, Alexandra, 2012. "Low risk and high return: Affective attitudes and stock market expectations," CFR Working Papers 09-10 [rev.], University of Cologne, Centre for Financial Research (CFR).
  3. Sonsino, Doron & Regev, Eran, 2013. "Informational overconfidence in return prediction – More properties," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 39(C), pages 72-84.
  4. George von Furstenberg, 2008. "Performance Measurement under Rational International Overpromising Regimes," Caepr Working Papers 2008-005, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.

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