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    Prof. Dr. Anna Zaharieva  

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New funding: Leibniz Association approves funding for the second phase of the Leibniz Science Campus "SOEP RegioHub".


New publication: E. Damdinsuren, M. Mitkova, A. Zaharieva "Parental Networks, Wage Expectations, and Intergenerational Educational Mobility", Journal of Economics Behavior and Organization, 218, p. 146-175.


Welcome to the new research employee Asimamaw Belete, who will be enrolled in the RTG 2865 "Copying with Uncertainty in Dynamic Economies" and Bielefeld Graduate School of Economics and Management (BIGSEM).

Lehrstuhl für Arbeitsmarktökonomik

Lehrstuhladresse:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Arbeitsmarktökonomik
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Deutschland

Lieferadresse:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für Arbeitsmarktökonomik
Universitätsstraße 25
D-33615 Bielefeld

Büro:

Raum W8-101
Telefon (+49) (0)521 106 5637
Briefkasten U/V3 1757

Email: anna.zaharieva@uni-bielefeld.de

Economics Seminar Talk on

This study examines whether heterogeneous beliefs contribute to the incidence of the disposition effect. We measure individuals’ optimism using elicited beliefs from incentivized experiments and surveys and link these measures to investment decisions using administrative register data. We find that optimistic beliefs lead to both a higher allocation of wealth to risky assets and a higher incidence of the disposition effect. We further find that subjective beliefs and beliefs in mean reversion explain heterogeneity in the disposition effect which are not captured by risk preferences. Overall, our study documents that individuals’ beliefs play an important role in the prevalence of the disposition effect.

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