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Price Bubbles in Laboratory Asset Markets with Constant Fundamental Values

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  • Charles Noussair
  • Stephane Robin
  • Bernard Ruffieux

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We construct asset markets that are similar to those studied by Smith, Suchanek and Williams (Econometrica. 56, 1119–1151) in which bubbles and crashes tended to occur. The main difference between the markets studied here and those studied by Smith et al. is that in the markets studied here, the fundamental value of the asset is constant over the entire life of the asset. In four of the eight sessions reported here, we observe bubbles, which are prices considerably higher than fundamental values. The data suggest that the frequent payment of dividends is a major cause of bubble formation. The property that the fundamental value remains constant over the course of the trading horizon is not sufficient to eliminate the possibility of a bubble. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:expeco:v:4:y:2001:i:1:p:87-105
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1011445522861
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