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Bubbles and Financial Professionals

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Lindner,  Florian
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Max Planck Society;

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Weitzel, U., Huber, C., Huber, J., Kirchler, M., Lindner, F., & Rose, J. (2019). Bubbles and Financial Professionals. The Review of Financial Studies, hhz093.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0004-E35F-2
Abstract
The efficiency of financial markets and their potential to produce bubbles are central topics in academic and professional debates. Yet, surprisingly little is known about the contribution of financial professionals to price efficiency. To close this gap, we run 86 experimental markets with 294 professionals and 384 students. We report that professional markets with bubble-drivers—capital inflows or high initial capital supply—are susceptible to bubbles, but they are significantly more efficient than student markets. In a survey with 245 professionals and students we show that cognitive