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We face this in the market when we have to test the waters before a trend is set, before an announcement has been released, before a new industry or market has come into favor, or before a change in interest rates has occurred.

Some of my favorites involve studies of the value of conformity, when to go out in the rain, when to get out of a booming market, when to follow an expert, the value of the risky market order or the conforming limit order, the value of experience old-timers versus beginnerswhen to attack a currency, how much credibility to place on initial reports the white van problemthe accuracy of group behavior, when it pays to coordinate or go it alone.

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Possibly lurking in the water are killer sharks, whales and seals. Want to Read saving…. In various contexts all individuals in a society may learn more if each person does not use rational observations of others’ behavior. Gloom and Doom Gold. Anna Alexandrova – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 2: This book provides both an informal introduction and in-depth insights into the subject.


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Rational herds : economic models of social learning

The Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures. Investment Office Selecting relevant market observations. Rahul added it Jun 05, Bricoleur David Soul rated it liked it Sep 13, Richard Bronk – – Cambridge University Press.

There are hundreds of fascinating examples of group decision making given in Chamley’s excellent book that will illuminate all your thinking about social behavior. Tran Tuan added it Jan 02, But now, suppose that a second study is made, and it also predicts a decline. Luke rated it really liked it Jul 30, Other editions – View all Rational Herds: Social Learning and Sociality.

Mathieu rated it really liked it Nov 13, If he survives, they all jump in. Open Preview See a Problem? Science Logic and Mathematics. The penguins, after much hard winter work without food, move in a group to the edge of a cliff overlooking an ocean full of food. Zeynep Yilmaz added it Jul 28, The book highlights the similarities and the differences between the various cases.

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But despite the forecast based on interest rates, the correct prediction is still for a rise. A key feature is the inclusion of exercises in each chapter, with proofs written out for students. Sign in Create an account.


A Constructive Critique of Economic Modeling. It shows how rational Bayesian agents become ignorant of their private observations. The beautiful and extraordinarily important book Rational Herds: His book provides informal as well Social learning involves individuals learning from the cuamley of others and may lead to spectacular outcomes such as herding, fads, frenzies, crashes, and booms.

Caio Lorecchio rated it it was amazing May 12, The penguins as a group would be much better served if one of them would test the waters. Return to Book Page.

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Cambridge University Press Tess rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Providing a synthesis of the theoretical literature of the last ten years, Christophe Chamley demonstrates how these pathologies may occur in a society of rational individuals. Each chapter starts out with examples of social learning, simple models that illumine how rational agents might act in comparable situations, and extensions into more realistic and technical models that apply to special cases considered in the literature.

Sovereign Bonds Systemic Risk. Many of the basic models in the book start with binary choices such as the identification of a taxi as red or yellow, or the prediction of a market move as up or down. Business Cycles Central Herss.