Anchoring or Loss Aversion? Empirical Evidence from Art Auctions
Kathryn Graddy (),
Mike Moses and
Rachel Pownall ()
No 10048, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
We find evidence for the behavioral biases of anchoring and loss aversion. We find that anchoring is more important for items that are resold quickly, and we find that the effect of loss aversion increases with the time that a painting is held. The evidence in favor of anchoring and loss aversion with this large dataset validates previous results and adds to the empirical evidence a finding of increasing loss aversion with the length a painting is held. We do not find evidence that investors can take advantage of these behavioral biases.
Keywords: anchoring; art auctions; endowment effect; loss aversion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D03 D44 Z11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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