skip to primary navigationskip to content

Financial Decisions: The Role of Information Through Social Networks

Project Title: Financial Decisions: The Role of Information Through Social Networks

PI: Dr Chryssi Giannitsarou (King's College)

Project Summary: When forming expectations and making financial decisions, do economic agents use their social interactions to augment their information sets and learn from them? The answer to this is important for assessing whether social networks mainly reduce information costs or spread aspects of financial culture through imitation and comparison. In this project, we hypothesize and test whether and to what extent social networks are used for disseminating information relevant for expectations formation and financial decision-making. This is done by exploiting a unique survey-based longitudinal dataset in France (Taylor Nelson-Sofres ‘Mode de vie des Français’ survey), the next wave if which takes place in September 2014.

Project Period: 01.09.2014-01.12.2016

Project Update - April 2017

Project Update - July 2016

Project Update - March 2016

Project Update - September 2015

Project Update - April 2015

 

RSS Feed Latest news

Best Student Paper Award 2021 - competition is now open

Feb 12, 2021

For the last 13 years, Cambridge Finance is offering its Best Student Paper Award. The award comprises a cash honorarium of £1,000 and a certificate is awarded to the author of the best student paper in finance presented during the 2020-2021 academic year.

View all news