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Herd Behavior in Financial Markets

Sushil Bikhchandani and Sunil Sharma ()

IMF Staff Papers, 2001, vol. 47, issue 3, 1

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the recent theoretical and empirical research on herd behavior in financial markets. It looks at what precisely is meant by herding, the causes of herd behavior, the success of existing studies in identifying the phenomenon, and the effect that herding has on financial markets. Copyright 2001, International Monetary Fund

JEL-codes: G1 G2 F4 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
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