Recent Trends in Empirical Finance

8 Pages Posted: 20 May 2019 Last revised: 30 May 2019

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Marcos Lopez de Prado

Cornell University - Operations Research & Industrial Engineering; True Positive Technologies

Date Written: August 1, 2015

Abstract

Financial economics is a surprisingly prolific, topic redundant, asocial field, where most papers go largely ignored. Author collaboration improves scientific output, and yet financial economics seems to be one of the least cooperative empirical fields. If these trends continue, financial economics may be in the path to become a pathological science, a collection of “cold fusion” claims.

Keywords: Econometrics, reproducibility, false positive, selection bias, multiple testing, empirical analysis

JEL Classification: G0, G1, G2, G15, G24, E44

Suggested Citation

López de Prado, Marcos, Recent Trends in Empirical Finance (August 1, 2015). Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2638760 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2638760

Marcos López de Prado (Contact Author)

Cornell University - Operations Research & Industrial Engineering ( email )

237 Rhodes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.orie.cornell.edu

True Positive Technologies ( email )

NY
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.truepositive.com

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