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Behavioral Finance:The Coming of Age


  • Itzhak Venezia

    (The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Israel & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)


The area of behavioral finance, though relatively young, has matured and spread beyond its initial objectives: to demonstrate the fallibility of the efficient market hypothesis, to shake the belief in the ubiquity of rational decision making, and to convince the finance world of the importance of psychological biases in decision making. The success of the field in meeting its goals, however, has called into question its continued relevance. Behavioral finance is thus currently at a crossroads, and researchers need to decide which way they should turn for the area to continue to thrive and to meaningfully contribute to financial knowledge.

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  • Itzhak Venezia, 2019. "Behavioral Finance:The Coming of Age," World Scientific Books, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., number 11248, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:wsbook:11248

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    Behavioral Economics; Behavioral Finance; Behavioral Macro-Finance; Decision Making; Disposition Effect; Financial Crisis; Financial Decision-Making; Financial Market Anomalies; Fintech; Gender Differences; Heuristics; Information Processing Style; International Contagion Market Design; Monetary Policy; Mood; Optimal Portfolio; Overreaction; Peer-to-Peer Lending; Political Economics; Time Pressure; Transparency;
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    • G41 - Financial Economics - - Behavioral Finance - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making in Financial Markets
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General


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