Tag Archives | behavioral economics

Trading on Emotions

Investors’ previous experiences with a stock affect their willingness to repurchase the stock. Using detailed trades data from two brokers, Michal Strahilevitz, Terrance Odean, and Brad M. Barber document that investors are reluctant to repurchase stocks previously sold for a loss and to repurchase stocks that have risen in price subsequent to a prior sale. They […]

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Cognitive Bias

With much of the low hanging fruit of “best practices” already agreed upon and institutionalized, Dan Boxer who is an Adjunct Professor of  governance, ethics and social responsibility and co-chairs the Governance Symposium at the University of Maine Law School, is among those turning more attention to behavioral science impacts on corporate board decision making […]

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