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Double Bubbles in Assets Markets With Multiple Generations

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  • Cary Deck
  • David Porter
  • Vernon Smith

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We construct an asset market in a finite horizon overlapping-generations environment. Subjects are tested for comprehension of their fundamental value exchange environment and then reminded during each of 25 periods of the environment's declining new value. We observe price bubbles forming when new generations enter the market with additional liquidity and bursting as old generations exit the market and withdrawing cash. The entry and exit of traders in the market creates an M shaped double bubble price path over the life of the traded asset. This finding is significant in documenting that bubbles can reoccur within one extended trading horizon and, consistent with previous cross-subject comparisons, shows how fluctuations in market liquidity influence price paths. We also find that trading experience leads to price expectations that incorporate fundamental value.

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  • Cary Deck & David Porter & Vernon Smith, 2014. "Double Bubbles in Assets Markets With Multiple Generations," Journal of Behavioral Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(2), pages 79-88, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:hbhfxx:v:15:y:2014:i:2:p:79-88
    DOI: 10.1080/15427560.2014.908884
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    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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