Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24179
Authors: 
Deaves, Richard
Lüders, Erik
Schröder, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 05-83
Abstract: 
As a group, market forecasters are egregiously overconfident. In conformity to the dynamic model of overconfidence of Gervais and Odean (2001), successful forecasters become more overconfident. What?s more, more experienced forecasters have ?learned to be overconfident,? and hence are more susceptible to this behavioral flaw than their less experienced peers. It is not just individuals who are affected. Markets also become more overconfident when market returns have been high.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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