Behavioral Finance by
Publication Date: 2010-09-02
A definitive guide to the growing field of behavioral finance, this reliable resource provides a comprehensive view of behavioral finance and its psychological foundations, as well as its applications to finance. Comprised of contributed chapters written by distinguished authors from some of the most influential firms and universities in the world, Behavioral Finance provides a synthesis of the most essential elements of this discipline, including psychological concepts and behavioral biases, the behavioral aspects of asset pricing, asset allocation, and market prices, as well as investor behavior, corporate managerial behavior, and social influences. It uses a structured approach to put behavioral finance in perspective, relies on recent research findings to provide guidance through the maze of theories and concepts, and discusses the impact of sub-optimal financial decisions on the efficiency of capital markets, personal wealth, and the performance of corporations.