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Dr. Lyle Bowlin
The field of behavioral finance has attempted to explain a litany of biases, heuristics, and
inefficiencies present in financial markets since its creation in the 1980’s. This paper is structured as a comprehensive literature review of behavioral finance, and includes both the seminal works as well as more recent papers. The various subtopics of behavioral finance will also be analyzed, which include loss aversion, corporate finance, and momentum/contrarian investing. Finally, this paper will draw unique conclusions across behavioral finance and hypothesize about what topics within behavioral finance are likely to yield the most interesting research in the near future.
Hammond, Robert Christopher, "Behavioral finance: Its history and its future" (2015). Selected Honors Theses. 30.