Faculty Research Lecture with Aytekin Ertan
Date: Thursday 16 February 2017
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
How the past can affect investing decisions
Companies release information about their accounting performance on a regular basis. For the investor community, including individual investors, such information is central to shaping/revising their views on a company. This session asks how and how much individual investors, like ourselves, could misinterpret firms’ accounting performance, and what the costs of these mistakes are. We will discuss a specific case: overextrapolation and recency bias—the idea that, when forming beliefs about the future, people put too much weight on the recent past.
Assistant Professor Aytekin Ertan joined London Business School in 2014. Aytekin’s areas of expertise include credit markets and financial intermediation. He is also interested in the interplay between behavioral finance and financial reporting.
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