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Comportamenti imitativi tra gli analisti finanziari nel mercato finanziario italiano

Emilio Barucci (), Carlo Bianchi () and Angelica Passaponti ()
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Emilio Barucci: Università di Pisa
Angelica Passaponti: Università di Pisa

Rivista di Politica Economica, 2005, vol. 95, issue 3, 103-136

Abstract: We evaluate the herding phenomenon among analysts who produce reports on stocks listed at the Italian stock exchange. We apply a methodology similar to that employed in Welch (2000) for the US stock market. We show that analysts recommendations are affected by the consensus among the analysts or by the last recommendation. The phenomenon seems to be stronger than in the study by Welch (2000). It is difficult to disentangle the herding phenomenon and similar behavior because of homogeneous information. A closer look at the results suggests that analysts' behavior is compatible with herding theories.

JEL-codes: D70 G10 G24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005
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