Friday, May 07, 2010

SSRN-Behavioralizing Finance by Hersh Shefrin

SSRN-Behavioralizing Finance by Hersh Shefrin:
"Behavioralizing finance is the process of replacing neoclassical assumptions with behavioral counterparts. This monograph surveys the literature in behavioral finance, and identifies both its strengths and weaknesses. In doing so, it identifies possible directions for behavioralizing the frameworks used to study beliefs, preferences, portfolio selection, asset pricing, corporate finance, and financial market regulation. The intent is to provide a structured approach to behavioral finance in respect to underlying psychological concepts, formal framework, testable hypotheses, and empirical findings. A key theme of this monograph is that the future of finance will combine realistic assumptions from behavioral finance and rigorous analysis from neoclassical finance."

This one is going to be required reading in next semester's Behavioral Finance class! A definite must read.

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