Bubbles and Experience: An Experiment with a Steady Inflow of New Traders
AbstractWe revisit the effect of traders' experience on price bubbles by introducing either one-third or two-thirds steady inflow of new traders in the repeated experimental asset markets. We find that bubbles are not significantly abated by the third repetition of the market with the inflow of new traders. The relative importance of experience to the formation of bubbles depends on the proportion of new traders in the market. Our findings identify a market environment where increased experience is not sufficient to eliminate price bubbles.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Concordia University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 12001.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2012
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Bubbles; Asset Markets; Experience; Inflow of Traders;
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- Huan Xie & Jipeng Zhang, 2012. "Bubbles and Experience: An Experiment with a Steady Inflow of New Traders," CIRANO Working Papers 2012s-01, CIRANO.
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
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