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Modern Approaches to Asset Price Formation: A Survey of Recent Theoretical Literature

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  • Tro Kortian

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

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In recent years, there has been much re-assessment and re-evaluation by academic economists of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis. The traditional view, stressing the ability of speculative markets to keep asset prices in line with economic fundamentals, has been challenged by an approach more sympathetic to the role of self-fulfilling expectations, psychology, herd behaviour and other seemingly irrational influences on asset prices. Greater appreciation of the institutional features of real-world asset markets also distinguishes this modern approach. The paper summarises this influential and rapidly-growing body of theoretical literature on asset price formation.

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  2. Alexandros Kontonikas & Alberto Montagnoli, 2003. "Optimal Monetary Policy and Asset Price Misalignments," Public Policy Discussion Papers 03-22, Economics and Finance Section, School of Social Sciences, Brunel University.
  3. Alexandra Lai, 2002. "Modelling Financial Instability: A Survey of the Literature," Working Papers 02-12, Bank of Canada.
  4. Michael Andersen & Robert Subbaraman, 1996. "Share Prices and Investment," RBA Research Discussion Papers rdp9610, Reserve Bank of Australia.

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