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Behavior in a simplified stock market: the status quo bias, the disposition effect and the ostrich effect


  • Alexander Brown


  • John Kagel


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  • Alexander Brown & John Kagel, 2009. "Behavior in a simplified stock market: the status quo bias, the disposition effect and the ostrich effect," Annals of Finance, Springer, vol. 5(1), pages 1-14, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:annfin:v:5:y:2009:i:1:p:1-14 DOI: 10.1007/s10436-007-0092-0

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    1. Terrance Odean, 1998. "Are Investors Reluctant to Realize Their Losses?," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 53(5), pages 1775-1798, October.
    2. Weber, Martin & Camerer, Colin F., 1998. "The disposition effect in securities trading: an experimental analysis," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 167-184, January.
    3. Kahneman, Daniel & Tversky, Amos, 1979. "Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 47(2), pages 263-291, March.
    4. Samuelson, William & Zeckhauser, Richard, 1988. "Status Quo Bias in Decision Making," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 1(1), pages 7-59, March.
    5. Terrance Odean, 1999. "Do Investors Trade Too Much?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 89(5), pages 1279-1298, December.
    6. Stracca, Livio, 2004. "Behavioral finance and asset prices: Where do we stand?," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 373-405, June.
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    1. Gherzi, Svetlana & Egan, Daniel & Stewart, Neil & Haisley, Emily & Ayton, Peter, 2014. "The meerkat effect: Personality and market returns affect investors’ portfolio monitoring behaviour," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 107(PB), pages 512-526.
    2. Marco Pleßner, 2017. "The disposition effect: a survey," Management Review Quarterly, Springer;Vienna University of Economics and Business, vol. 67(1), pages 1-30, February.
    3. repec:bla:irvfin:v:16:y:2016:i:4:p:565-593 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Mikhail Anufriev & Te Bao & Angela Sutan & Jan Tuinstra, 2015. "Fee structure, return chasing and mutual fund choice: an experiment," Working Paper Series 30, Economics Discipline Group, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.

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    Behavioral finance; Experimental economics; Status quo bias; Self-signaling; Disposition effect; C91; D01; D53; D83;

    JEL classification:

    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • D53 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Financial Markets
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness


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