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The Economics of Financial Markets

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book puts economics to work on the daily problems faced by investors, traders, speculators, and brokers as they wrestle with increasingly diverse and complex financial markets. Drawing mainly on ... More


Open Problems

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:
10.1093/0198292279.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Summarises some of the successes of behavioural finance and shows how this field can inform the analysis of broader questions in economics. It begins with some of the open issues in security ... 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


Positive Feedback Investment Strategies

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:
10.1093/0198292279.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Expands the idea that rational arbitrage not only may be limited in bringing about market efficiency but may actually generate price bubbles and make markets less efficient. It begins by presenting ... 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


Market Liquidity: Theory, Evidence, and Policy

Thierry Foucault, Marco Pagano, and Ailsa Roell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199936243
eISBN:
9780199333059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936243.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The way in which securities are traded is very different from the idealized picture of a frictionless and self-equilibrating market offered by the typical finance textbook. This book offers a more ... More


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