Asset Pricing Under Asymmetric Information

Asset Pricing Under Asymmetric Information

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The role of information is central to the academic debate on finance. This book provides a detailed, current survey of theoretical research into the effect on stock prices of the distribution of information, comparing and contrasting major models. It examines theoretical models that explain bubbles, technical analysis, and herding behavior. It also provides rational explanations for stock market crashes. Analyzing the implications of asymmetries in information is crucial in this area. This book provides a useful survey for graduate students.Early writings after the stock market crash of 1987 attributed the crash exclusively to dynamic portfolio insurance trading. A dynamic portfolio trading strategy, also called program trading, allows investors to replicate the payoff of derivatives.

Title:Asset Pricing Under Asymmetric Information
Author:Markus Konrad Brunnermeier
Publisher:Oxford University Press on Demand - 2001-01-01


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