Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142532
Authors: 
Ferri, Giovanni
Morone, Andrea
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 21/2008
Abstract: 
This paper purports to provide some evidence on the effect of rating agencies on herding in financial markets. By means of a laboratory experiment, we investigate the effect and interaction between private and public information. Previous experiments showed that lemmings behaviour can survive in a market context where information is private (Hey and Morone, 2004), and that an experimental market can be very volatile and not efficient in transmitting information (Alfarano et al., 2006). We study experimentally, if socially undesirable behaviour – that survives in a market contest – may be eliminated owing to the presence of rating agencies.
Subjects: 
Herd behaviour
informational cascades
rating agency
bubble
JEL: 
C91
D82
D83
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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