Behavioral Finance: A Survey of Financial Literature

Hendricks, Quincy (2018) Behavioral Finance: A Survey of Financial Literature. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Bonnie Van Ness from Finance, The University of Mississippi.


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Using academic studies and financial literature from over 40 researchers, I investigate if behavioral finance causes investors to not always act in a rational manner. In this thesis, I review the literature on investor behavior and outline the situational factors that contribute to investment decisions that are not consistent with the theory of rational expectations. In particular, I synthesize the departure from the theoretical standard due to gender bias, risk-taking, over confidence based on gender as well as institutional compared to individual investors, investor biases, external environmental influences, and lastly, herd behavior.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Hendricks, Quincy
Student's Degree Program(s): B.B.A. in Banking and Finance
Thesis Advisor: Bonnie Van Ness
Thesis Advisor's Department: Finance
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Depositing User: Quincey Hendricks
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 16:29
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 16:29

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