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Financial Decision Making: Understanding Chinese Investment Behavior (Hardback)
  • Financial Decision Making: Understanding Chinese Investment Behavior (Hardback)

Financial Decision Making: Understanding Chinese Investment Behavior (Hardback)

Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 15/05/2017
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This book sheds light on financial decision making and lays down the major biases in human behavioral decision making, such as over-confidence, naive extrapolation, attention, and risk aversion, and how they lead investors and corporations to make considerable mistakes in investment.

It draws on a large body of literature, from psychology and social psychology to, most importantly, behavioral economics and behavioral finance. It also looks at the progress in behavioral finance research over recent decades and includes research outputs based on retail and institutional investors from the United States, China, and many other international financial markets.

The book focuses on China's financial reforms and economic transition and includes many cases from that country to highlight the importance of behavioral finance and investor education. It therefore provides much needed in-depth understanding of the Chinese capital market.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138658165
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


'Professor Ning Zhu's new book is a must read for those who want to understand the behaviors behind Chinese investment and its decision making. Continued development and understanding of these factors behind investments is essential for all readers whether the causal investor or the investment professional. I find this book well-written, make interesting points and highly relevant.' -David Yu, CFA, Adjunct Professor of Finance, New York University Shanghai and Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Inception Aviation

'Professor Zhu provides a compelling and easy to read analysis on the dangers of investing that many other investment books fail to appreciate. His numerous historical examples and other research provides a useful perspective and antidote to common fallacies in investor thinking. The timeliness of the topic makes it a must read for Chinese investors in particular who are now engaged in financial market activities more than any time in its history. This book is definitely a worthwhile addition to any syllabus covering investment topics.' -Ann Lee, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance, New York University

'One of the things that sets this book apart is that it takes many different perspectives. While much has been written about the failures of individual decision-making, the implications of behavioral finance extend to the corporate sector and to the regulatory and government sectors as well. Professor Zhu shows us how decision-making in all of these arenas is actually influenced by a common set of psychological tendencies that, in turn, tie back into fundamental human nature. The book demonstrates not only why behavioral finance is important, but it also shows how our personal analytical limitations can be overcome, once we recognize them.' - William N. Goetzmann, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies; Director of the International Center of Finance, Yale School of Management, Yale University

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