IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Asset Pricing and Welfare Analysis with Bounded Rational Investors


  • Lei Lu


Motivated by the fact that investors have limited ability to process information, I model investors' bounded rational behavior in processing information and investigate its implications for asset pricing. Investors can make mistakes in processing information and thus have inaccurate estimates of fundamentals. This process generates "bounded rational risk." I find that the volatility of stock and bond return increases in the presence of bounded rational investors, which can help explain the excessive volatility puzzle. The stock-bond return correlation becomes time varying and even negative and rational investors benefit from the trading with bounded rational investors. Copyright (c) 2010, The Eastern Finance Association.

Suggested Citation

  • Lei Lu, 2010. "Asset Pricing and Welfare Analysis with Bounded Rational Investors," The Financial Review, Eastern Finance Association, vol. 45(2), pages 485-499, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:45:y:2010:i:2:p:485-499

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: link to full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:45:y:2010:i:2:p:485-499. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.