Siddiqi, Hammad (2009): Ambiguity, Infra-Marginal Investors, and Market Prices.
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It is difficult to explain the price insensitive or infra-marginal behavior, an example of which is the behavior of credit markets during the recent financial crisis, by risk aversion alone. It is known that infra-marginal behavior may arise with ambiguity aversion. Furthermore, there appears to be fairly strong evidence of a close connection between ambiguity and conformity. Here we propose an extension of the standard ambiguity framework to incorporate conformity. We find that there are open sets of state-price ratios over which the entire market is price insensitive or infra-marginal. This result has important implications for market equilibrium and volatility
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Ambiguity, Infra-Marginal Investors, and Market Prices|
|Keywords:||Ambiguity, Infra-Marginal Behavior, Arrow Securities|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G0 - General
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G10 - General
|Depositing User:||Hammad Siddiqi|
|Date Deposited:||20. Feb 2009 13:42|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 07:49|
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