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Myopic Loss Aversion, Information Dissemination, and the Equity Premium Puzzle

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  • Charles Bellemare
  • Michaela Krause
  • Sabine Kröger
  • Chendi Zhang

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We experimentally disentangle the effect of information dissemination from the effect of the time horizon on the investment behavior of a myopically loss averse investor. Our findings show that varying the information condition only suffices to induce behavior that is in line with the hypothesis of Myopic Loss Aversion.

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  • Charles Bellemare & Michaela Krause & Sabine Kröger & Chendi Zhang, 2004. "Myopic Loss Aversion, Information Dissemination, and the Equity Premium Puzzle," Cahiers de recherche 0428, CIRPEE.
  • Handle: RePEc:lvl:lacicr:0428
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    1. Uri Gneezy & Jan Potters, 1997. "An Experiment on Risk Taking and Evaluation Periods," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 112(2), pages 631-645.
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    1. AJ A. Bostian & Charles A. Holt & Angela M. Smith, 2008. "Newsvendor "Pull-to-Center" Effect: Adaptive Learning in a Laboratory Experiment," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, INFORMS, vol. 10(4), pages 590-608, July.

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    Keywords

    Myopic loss aversion; information dissemination;

    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior

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