CCFA : The standard economic paradigm—rational agents in an efficient market—does not adequately describe behaviour in financial markets. In this course, students will survey the evidence and use psychological criteria to guide alternative theories of financial markets. The standard argument that smart, profit-seeking agents can correct any distortions caused by irrational investors is reviewed. Furthermore, the preferences and trading decisions of individual investors in the age of artificial intelligence and robot advisors are examined, and the assertion that systematic biases can aggregate into observed market inefficiencies debated. The second half of the course extends the analysis to corporate decision-making.
Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.