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  1. Time for a National Conversation About Retirement Policy


    Wed, 21 Jan 2015

    still opt out of retirement savings, but they must take affirmative steps to do so. Research by scholars, such as Richard Thaler , and experience in the U.S., where many companies have voluntarily implemented autoenrollment, have shown that

  2. Research Affiliates’ Investment Beliefs


    Tue, 11 Nov 2014

    scenic route during a vacation. None of this suggests irrationality to us. 3. Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky, and Richard Thaler , among many others, lay out the groundwork for much of the fields of behavioral economics and behavioral finance. 4. Our

  3. There Is No Rebalancing Debate


    Tue, 29 Apr 2014

    term mean reversion was initially documented for U.S. stocks over five-year time periods by Werner De Bondt and Richard Thaler in 1985 and has since been expanded to include asset classes as well as individual securities and to use a variety

  4. The Psychology of Contrarian Investing


    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    community. 2 Thanks to Herbert Simon, Daniel Kahneman, Richard Thaler , Meir Statman, and many others, we have a general psychology ..... tendency to weigh losses more heavily than gains. Richard Thaler states, “losses hurt roughly twice as much as gains feel good,” and he observes that “even

  5. It's the Data, Stupid!


    Thu, 17 Oct 2013

    however. This guy wonders why not. Part 2 A few years back, I watched a debate between behavioral-economist Richard Thaler and Gene Fama. The topic was the efficiency of the U.S. stock market. Thaler took the position that investors

  6. Smart Beta and the Pendulum of Mispricing


    Tue, 17 Sep 2013

    overreaction in financial markets, Werner De Bondt and Richard Thaler (1985) assigned stocks to “winner” portfolios and ..... October):37–57. De Bondt, Werner F. M., and Richard Thaler . 1985. “Does the Stock Market Overreact

  7. Mental Challenges of Saving


    Thu, 4 Apr 2013

    uncertain value of saving. The Windfall Experiment Another experiment by behavioral economists Hersh Shefrin and Richard Thaler also runs contrary to the standard economic theory of saving. Shefrin and Thaler asked participants what they might

  8. Hemlines and Investment Styles


    Tue, 21 Sep 2010

    forgetting too much about the latter. Are they too pessimistic and thus honoring uncertainty to excess? An article by Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago, in The New York Times of August 22, makes an important point. He wrote about CFOs

  9. Crisis Delivers Black-Eye to Classic Economists


    Thu, 9 Sep 2010

    rationalists are being thrown by “behavioralists” like Richard Thaler (professor of behavioral science and economics at the ..... financial crash of 2008-09. On the other hand, Richard Thaler and his behavioral finance buds will continue on the

  10. Four Easy Ways to Jump-Start a 401(k)


    Tue, 19 Apr 2005

    past few years, consider steering at least a piece of that increase into your 401(k) plan. Behavioral economists Richard Thaler and Shlomo Benartzi have shown that savers who ratchet up their 401(k) contributions every time they get a raise

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