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Relative Performance Concerns, Attention Allocation and Complementarities in Information Acquisition

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  • Niu, Zilong

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This article studies how relative performance concerns affect institutional investors' information choices in the context of a multi-security market. I show that due to relative performance concerns and learning capacity constraint, institutional investors tend to acquire the same piece of information and the same asset as their peers. I also show that the change of distribution of capacity constraint can affect the price efficiency and cost of capital, but only through its effect on investors' average capacity constraint.

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  • Niu, Zilong, 2013. "Relative Performance Concerns, Attention Allocation and Complementarities in Information Acquisition," MPRA Paper 51194, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Nov 2013.
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    relative performance concerns; attention allocation; complementarities in information acquisition;

    JEL classification:

    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors

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