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FINA 416: Behavioural Finance course guide

  • Behavioral Finance and Wealth Management
    This ebook discusses investors' behavioural biases in-depth and offers practical advice about how to apply behavioural finance to improve overall investment decision making. Separated into individual chapters focusing on each bias, the author reviews 20 of the most prominent individual investor biases and demonstrates how they are used in practice.
  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online
    This is a great place to start looking for information about major topics in behavioural finance. Type in the term you are searching for to find detailed scholarly articles written by academics, as well as a selection of important articles and books on that topic.

    If you cannot find your term in the above sources, this site is the next alternative. It lists all the major publications for each area of interest. It is especially strong in locating articles relating to biases (hindsight bias, endowment bias...). Consult the List of Research Topics for more details.
  • Business Source Complete
    This is the first source to consult as it provides access to full text scholarly journals and business magazines. Business Source Complete also includes online access to journal articles from sources such as the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Behavioral Finance.

  • EconLit
    Citations with selected abstracts to literature in the field of economics. Includes journal articles, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, book chapters and essays.

  • ProQuest Business Databases
    Covers all aspects of management, accounting, finance, marketing, decision sciences and many areas of economics. Includes access to scholarly journals via ABI/Inform Global as well as trade journals.

Check in CLUES, the library catalogue to find more books on your topic. Type in your topic (Ex. "recency bias") in the search box. You can also browse a list of titles on behavioural finance as selected by the librarian.

This list is meant to help you get started finding sources on your topic. For more articles, please consult one of the databases (Business Source Complete, Econlit, ProQuest). For books, look in the library catalogue, CLUES. If you have any trouble locating an article or book please contact us.

Cognitive and Emotional Biases

Note: The links below will help you find relevant scholarly articles for each Bias. If you come across a link that does not display the whole article, please check in the library's article finder tool to find the full text.

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