The bias in a standard measure of herding
AbstractWe address the Lakonishok, Shleifer and Vishny (LSV) herding measure. Frey, Herbst and Walter (FHW) have shown by empirical simulations that LSV is biased. Using a theoretical model we provide a formal explanation of this bias, and show that a corrected herding measure depends on some unobservable parameters. This suggests that assessing herding intensity with this kind a more difficult task than considered up to now in the empirical literature.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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herding; herding measures; fund management;
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- G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
- G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services
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