Chapter 1: Financial Behavior: An Overview

Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets. H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Victor Ricciardi, editors, 3-22. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017.

33 Pages Posted: 28 May 2017 Last revised: 18 Jan 2018

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H. Kent Baker

American University - Kogod School of Business

Greg Filbeck

Pennsylvania State University

Victor Ricciardi

Washington and Lee University; Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Date Written: June 1, 2017

Abstract

“Financial Behavior: An Overview” is the introduction chapter for the book Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets edited by H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Victor Ricciardi. The book provides a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on the financial behavior of major stakeholders, financial services, investment products, and financial markets. The book offers a different way of looking at financial and emotional well-being and processing beliefs, emotions, and behaviors related to money. It presents important insights about cognitive and emotional biases that influence various financial decision-makers, services, products, and markets. The chapter also provides an overview of the emerging research topics covered in Financial Behavior and the abstract descriptions for the remaining 29 chapters of the book by 50 contributors.

Keywords: Investor psychology, personal finance, financial planning, trading and investing strategies, investment theory, behavioral finance, behavioural finance, behavioral economics, financial services, investment products, financial markets, groups, players

JEL Classification: A12, D81, G00, G30, G10, M00, M10, M41

Suggested Citation

Baker, H. Kent and Filbeck, Greg and Ricciardi, Victor, Chapter 1: Financial Behavior: An Overview (June 1, 2017). Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets. H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Victor Ricciardi, editors, 3-22. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2974217

H. Kent Baker

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Washington and Lee University ( email )

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