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Keeping Up with the Joneses and the Home Bias

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  • Beni Lauterbach
  • Haim Reisman

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"We argue that when individuals care about their consumption relative to that of their neighbours, a home bias emerges, that is investors overweight domestic stocks in their portfolios. Domestic stocks are preferred because they also serve the objective of mimicking the economic fortunes and welfare of the investor's neighbours, countrymen, and social reference group. We also demonstrate that globalization mitigates the home bias, and derive a modified international CAPM." Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2004.

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  • Beni Lauterbach & Haim Reisman, 2004. "Keeping Up with the Joneses and the Home Bias," European Financial Management, European Financial Management Association, vol. 10(2), pages 225-234.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:eufman:v:10:y:2004:i:2:p:225-234
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    1. Abdallah, Wissam & Goergen, Marc, 2008. "Does corporate control determine the cross-listing location?," Journal of Corporate Finance, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 183-199, June.
    2. Gomez, Juan-Pedro, 2007. "The impact of keeping up with the Joneses behavior on asset prices and portfolio choice," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 4(2), pages 95-103, June.
    3. Juan Pedro Gomez, 2005. "An International Capm With Consumption Externalities And Non-Financial Wealth," Working Papers Economia wp05-08, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
    4. Levy, Moshe & Levy, Haim, 2015. "Keeping up with the Joneses and optimal diversification," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 29-38.
    5. Levy, Haim & Levy, Moshe, 2014. "The home bias is here to stay," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 29-40.
    6. Johansson, Anders C. & Ljungwall, Christer, 2009. "Spillover Effects Among the Greater China Stock Markets," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 839-851, April.
    7. Curatola, Giuliano & Dergunov, Ilya, 2017. "International capital markets with time-varying preferences," SAFE Working Paper Series 176, Research Center SAFE - Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe, Goethe University Frankfurt.

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