Siddiqi, Hammad (2010): The relevance of coarse thinking for investors' willingness to pay: An experimental study.
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People tend to think by analogies. We investigate whether thinking-by-analogy matters for investors’ willingness to pay for a risky asset in a laboratory experiment. We find that thinking-by-analogy has a strong influence when the assets in question have similar (but not identical) payoffs. The hypothesis of thinking-by-analogy or coarse thinking clearly outperforms other hypotheses including the hypothesis of arbitrage-free or rational pricing. When the similarity between the payoffs is reduced, the risk neutral hypothesis outperforms the hypothesis of thinking-by-analogy. Regardless of the similarity between the payoffs, the arbitrage-free or rational pricing remains the hypothesis with the worst performance.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The relevance of coarse thinking for investors' willingness to pay: An experimental study|
|Keywords:||Coarse Thinking; Thinking-by-Analogy; Asset Pricing; Call Option|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G12 - Asset Pricing; Trading volume; Bond Interest Rates
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G11 - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C90 - General
G - Financial Economics > G0 - General > G00 - General
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G13 - Contingent Pricing; Futures Pricing
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C9 - Design of Experiments > C91 - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
|Depositing User:||Hammad Siddiqi|
|Date Deposited:||16. Jul 2010 12:51|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 10:49|
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