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Overpricing and stake size: On the robustness of results from experimental asset markets

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  • Kocher, Martin G.
  • Martinsson, Peter
  • Schindler, David

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We assess the effects of a stake size variation on experimental asset markets. Our results show that a fivefold increase in stake size leads to higher trading frequencies. Mispricing and overpricing, however, are not fundamentally different for different stake sizes.

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  • Kocher, Martin G. & Martinsson, Peter & Schindler, David, 2017. "Overpricing and stake size: On the robustness of results from experimental asset markets," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 154(C), pages 101-104.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:154:y:2017:i:c:p:101-104
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2017.02.035
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    Keywords

    Experimental finance; Incentives; Traders; Bubbles;

    JEL classification:

    • C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
    • D53 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Financial Markets
    • G02 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Behavioral Finance: Underlying Principles

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