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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


The Closed End Fund Puzzle

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:
10.1093/0198292279.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Begins by describing the closed end fund puzzle and enumerating some of the standard accounts that have been used to explain it. Then, applying the model developed in the previous chapter, the author ... More


A Model of Investor Sentiment

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:
10.1093/0198292279.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Studies how investors form their beliefs. It begins with an overview of some of the empirical violations of market efficiency that recent models of investor sentiment try to address. It then presents ... More


The ‘Buy Side’

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes why UK investors bought shares in sufficient volume for control to unwind, and explains why the new shareholders refrained from taking a ‘hands on’ role. Despite deterrents ... More


1880–1914

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

A late 19th and early 20th century ‘corporate lag’ has been identified as a cause of Britain's 20th century economic ‘decline’. However, the number of publicly traded companies increased ... More


1914–1939

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Pre-World War I momentum in favour of diffusion of share ownership was sustained up to 1939. On the sell side, pressure to pay dividends, generational considerations, the periodic availability of ... More


Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Brian R. Cheffins

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

The typical British publicly traded company has widely dispersed share ownership and is run by professionally trained managers who collectively own an insufficiently large percentage of shares to ... More


Up to 1880

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

England experienced its first flurry of public offerings of company shares in the 1690s, followed by promotion ‘waves’ in 1720 (‘the South Sea Bubble’), the mid-1820s, the mid-1830s, and the ... More


Publicly Traded Private Equity

Henry Lahr

in Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375875
eISBN:
9780199375899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375875.003.0026
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Simultaneously with the private equity (PE) boom of the 1990s, the sub-segment of publicly traded firms that buy and sell private companies expanded almost as quickly as the entire asset class. ... More


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