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Les marchés financiers sont-ils rationnels ?

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  • André Orléan

Due to the recent stock market crises, many economists have been keeping aloof from the « core» of financial theory, whose main contention is that stock market prices are at any moment the best possible estimate of the « true» value of the issuing firms. Most of those economists have brought forward, in a way or another, the hypothesis that markets suddenly get crazy. This contribution, based on both observa~tion of the recent financial history (the crash of the « New Economy» securities) and results from « experimental economics», and using the complementary concepts of « mimicry» and « convention » to account for « self-referential dynamics», is opening a third way of thinking the efficiency problematic: investors fix their strategy based on the estimates of the other participants, even if they strongly believe they are wrong.

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Article provided by De Boeck Université in its journal Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique.

Volume (Year): XLIII (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 35-41

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  1. Noussair, C. & Robin, S. & Ruffieux, B., 1998. "Bubbles and Anti-Crashes in Laboratory Asset Markets with Constant Fundamental Values," Purdue University Economics Working Papers 1119, Purdue University, Department of Economics.
  2. Charles Noussair & Stephane Robin & Bernard Ruffieux, 2001. "Price Bubbles in Laboratory Asset Markets with Constant Fundamental Values," Experimental Economics, Springer;Economic Science Association, vol. 4(1), pages 87-105, June.
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