Experiments on asset markets & decision making: The role of information and time

Yilong Xu

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

This dissertation applies experimental methods to answer a number of questions in economics. Chapter 2 studies whether mispricing in an asset market can be mitigated by introducing a futures market and how trading behaviors in these markets relate to individuals’ cognitive ability. Chapter 3 answers why financial contagions are widely observed even among markets with little fundamental correlations. Chapter 4 concerns risky financial decision-making under time pressure. A set of personal traits relates to the ability to perform well under time pressure are explored. Chapter 5 examines whether the provision of social information regarding other agents’ behavior affects the trade-off between selfishness and generosity.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Noussair, Charles, Promotor
  • Potters, Jan, Promotor
  • Prüfer, Jens, Promotor
Award date6 Dec 2017
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 539 3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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