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Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Andrei Shleifer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292272
eISBN:
9780191596933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292279.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book describes an approach, alternative to the theory of efficient markets, to the study of financial markets: behavioural finance. It begins by assessing the efficient market hypothesis, ... More


Are Financial Markets Efficient?

Andrei Shleifer

in Inefficient Markets: An Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292272
eISBN:
9780191596933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292279.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Assesses the idea of efficient financial markets. It evaluates the theoretical and empirical foundations of the efficient markets hypothesis, emphasising the cracks that have emerged in them. Special ... More


Scoring at Halftime

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta

in Beautiful Game Theory: How Soccer Can Help Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144023
eISBN:
9781400850310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144023.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter is concerned with the idea of scoring at halftime but with a more scientific perspective. It suggests that what happens at halftime in some soccer games scores big in terms of allowing ... More


Economic, Psychological, and Social Explanations of Market Behaviour

Mark Fenton-O'Creevy, Nigel Nicholson, Emma Soane, and Paul Willman

in Traders: Risks, Decisions, and Management in Financial Markets

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269488
eISBN:
9780191699405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269488.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

Although the efficient markets paradigm of neoclassical economics can explain most of the actions and behaviour occurring in the aggregate market, this has shown two major weaknesses, since there are ... More


Securities Markets and Their Efficiency

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The discussion in this chapter begins with an analysis of central trading places, which looks at the economics of securities trading and the rationale for brokers and central trading places (with ... More


Paul Samuelson and Financial Economics

Robert C. Merton

in Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199298839
eISBN:
9780191711480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298839.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter's appraisal places models of time and uncertainty in household allocation of resources at the center of the Samuelson Contribution. It assesses Samuelson's contributions to the areas of ... More


Conclusions

Mark Fenton-O'Creevy, Nigel Nicholson, Emma Soane, and Paul Willman

in Traders: Risks, Decisions, and Management in Financial Markets

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269488
eISBN:
9780191699405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269488.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Organization Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes the key findings of this study and their implications for management, trader development, regulation, and future research. The study made use of interviews, ... More


John C. Bogle: 1929–: Saint Jack

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes the founding of the Vanguard mutual fund company by Jack Bogle and development of index funds.


Macroeconomic Theory and Recent Events

Kartik B. Athreya

in Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A Nontechnical View

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019736
eISBN:
9780262314404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019736.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The financial crisis of 2007–2008 and subsequent recession have been the most wrenching economic events since the Great Depression. As of this writing, these events appear global in scope, sharply ... More


Global Economic Crisis and the Crisis in Economics

George F. DeMartino

in The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199730568
eISBN:
9780199896776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730568.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explores the culpability of the economics profession in the current global economic crisis. Like the previous chapter, it demonstrates that leading economists pursued a maxi-max decision ... More


Foundations of Financial Economics: The Key Role of the Gaussian Distribution

Franck Jovanovic and Christophe Schinckus

in Econophysics and Financial Economics: An Emerging Dialogue

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190205034
eISBN:
9780190205065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205034.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 1 analyzes how the Gaussian distribution became the cornerstone of financial economics. It roots the first origins and justifications of this distribution in the works of Jules Regnault ... More


The Problem with Forecasting in Economic Theory

Stefan Leins

in Stories of Capitalism: Inside the Role of Financial Analysts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523392
eISBN:
9780226523569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523569.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter elaborates on the relationship between economic theory and forecasting as a market practice. By going back to early 20th-century empirical studies and reflecting on the emergence of ... More


Order Flow, Liquidity, and Securities Price Dynamics

Thierry Foucault, Marco Pagano, and Ailsa Röell

in Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936243
eISBN:
9780199333059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936243.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides a framework for understanding intraday stock price variations. The framework also helps to explain the factors that determine variables such as the order flow and the bid-ask ... More


Financial Valuation

André Orléan

in The Empire of Value: A New Foundation for Economics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262026970
eISBN:
9780262323901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026970.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The neoclassical approach to finance rests on a series of tacit assumptions about social institutions. Financial valuation is intrinsically uncertain, since there is no way of knowing how large the ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Understanding Market Efficiency (and Its Limitations)

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers an important need for successful investing: understanding market efficiency and its limitations. The 1960s saw the emergence of a new theory of finance and investing, a body of ... More


Ideology and Financial Innovation

Donal Donovan and Antoin E. Murphy

in The Fall of the Celtic Tiger: Ireland and the Euro Debt Crisis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199663958
eISBN:
9780191749223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663958.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The Celtic Tiger’s fall occurred against the background of significant changes in prevailing global economic ideologies that emphasized financial deregulation and the arrival of the ‘Great ... More


Fundamentals of Financial Markets

Didier Sornette

in Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175959
eISBN:
9781400885091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175959.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter discusses the fundamental characteristics and properties of stock markets and the way prices vary from one instant to the next. It first introduces the standard view about price ... More


Factor Theory

Andrew Ang

in Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199959327
eISBN:
9780199382323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959327.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Assets earn risk premiums because they are exposed to underlying factor risks. The capital asset pricing model (CAPM), the first theory of factor risk, states that assets that crash when the market ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Understanding Market Efficiency (and Its Limitations)

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter looks at a vital prerequisite for successful investing: understanding market efficiency and its limitations. The 1960s saw the emergence of a new theory of finance and investing, a body ... More


Predictability of Asset Returns and the Efficient Market Hypothesis

M. Hashem Pesaran

in Time Series and Panel Data Econometrics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736912
eISBN:
9780191800504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736912.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) evolved in the 1960s from the random walk theory of asset prices. There now exist many different versions of the EMH, and this chapter provides a simple ... More


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