Behavioral Finance: Investors, Corporations, and Markets

Behavioral Finance: Investors, Corporations, and Markets

Editor(s): H. Kent Baker, John R. Nofsinger

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011 09:32AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470499115

Online ISBN: 9781118258415

DOI: 10.1002/9781118258415

About this Book

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. Comprising 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.

  • 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
  • Discusses the impact of sub-optimal financial decisions on the efficiency of capital markets, personal wealth, and the performance of corporations

Behavioral finance has quickly become part of mainstream finance. If you need to gain a better understanding of this topic, look no further than this book.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Foundation and Key Concepts

  2. Part II: Psychological Concepts and Behavioral Biases

  3. Part III: Behavioral Aspects of Asset Pricing

  4. Part IV: Behavioral Corporate Finance

  5. Part V: Investor Behavior

  6. Part VI: Social Influences

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