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Behavioral Finance:The Coming of Age

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  • Itzhak Venezia

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

Abstract

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. This collection of papers deals with rarely-explored topics to point at new directions that behavioral finance should explore to maintain its viability, along with contributions to traditional topics. Some of these topics include innovations, the psychology of policy-makers, biases of peer-to-peer market participants, the behavior and motivation behind corporate social responsibility, and the design of exchanges. Additionally, well-known topics such as the disposition effect, slow and fast decisions and the availability heuristic are revisited, and surprising new findings are presented. By opening the field to novel avenues of discussion, this book addresses the future of behavioral finance and its transition into a new era.

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

    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;

    JEL classification:

    • 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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