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Brown Bag Seminar - Florian Lindner


We are pleased to announce the upcoming Brown Bag seminar on December 18th, 2019.

Our speaker will be Florian Lindner (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods).

He will give a talk on "Delegated Investment Decisions and Rankings".

The talk will take place at 12:00-13:00 am in seminar room D4.0.019.

Abstract: Two aspects of social context are central to the finance industry. First, financial professionals usually make investment decisions on behalf of third parties. Second, social competition, in the form of performance rankings, is pervasive. Therefore, we investigate professionals' risk-taking behavior under social competition when investing for others. We run online and lab-in-the-field experiments with 965 financial professionals and show that professionals increase their risk taking for others when they lag behind. Additional survey evidence from 1,349 respondents reveals that professionals' preferences for high rankings are significantly stronger than those of the general population.

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