Chiang, Yao-Min and Hirshleifer, David and Qian, Yiming and Sherman, Ann (2009): Learning to fail? Evidence from frequent IPO investors.
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We examine how experience affects the decisions of individual investors and institutions in IPO auctions to bid in subsequent auctions, and their bidding returns. We track bidding histories for all 31,476 individual investors and 1,232 institutional investors across all 84 IPO auctions during 1995-2000 in Taiwan. For individual bidders: (1) high returns in previous IPO auctions increase the likelihood of participating in future auctions; (2) bidders’ returns decrease as they participate in more auctions; Regression results show that as experience increases by one standard deviation, the expected return decreases by 1.3% (1.8%) and the expected dollar profits decrease by NT$4,630 (7,360) for all individual investors (for individuals engaged in repeat bidding); (3) auction selection ability deteriorates with experience; and (4) bidders with greater experience bid more aggressively. These findings are consistent with naïve reinforcement learning wherein individuals become unduly optimistic after receiving good returns. In sharp contrast, there is little sign that institutional investors exhibit such behavior.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Learning to fail? Evidence from frequent IPO investors|
|English Title:||Learning to fail? Evidence from frequent IPO investors|
|Keywords:||IPO, auction, investor behavior, learning, reinforcement learning, institutional investor, individual investor, experience.|
|Subjects:||G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G15 - International Financial Markets
G - Financial Economics > G3 - Corporate Finance and Governance > G32 - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G24 - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage; Ratings and Ratings Agencies
|Depositing User:||Yiming Qian|
|Date Deposited:||15. Sep 2010 14:49|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 16:58|
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