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Behavioural Economics and Finance

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C/E/1099. Dissertation. Impact of changes in interest rates on bond prices: case studies of Aviva, Barclays Bank, BT, Safeway, Kingfisher and Next

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9000
DATE:
2014
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99.99 GBP

The dissertation looks at the trends within bond markets during the recent recession analysing whether changes in interest rates affect the prices of different bonds. Literature is reviewed on the theory of bond pricing including determinants of bond prices, risks associated with bond pricing, relationships between bond prices and interest rates, etc. Analysis is conducted of several companies operating in the UK during the period from 2002 to 2012, i.e. Aviva, Barclay’s Bank, British Telecom (BT), Safeway, Kingfisher and Next. Conclusions are made about the existence of the correlation between bond price values and changing interest rates values.

 

KEYWORDS: Dissertation, interest rates, bond prices, Aviva, Barclays Bank, BT, Safeway, Kingfisher, Next,

 

C/F/1766. Keynesian theory and behavioural finance

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1550
DATE:
2013
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the Keynesian theory of long-term expectations with regard to the yield and uncertainty of capital markets discussing capital markets’ efficiency in the context of cognitive and behavioural theories, and arguing whether Keynes had a behavioural finance interpretation of stock markets’ functioning.

 

KEYWORDS: Keynesian, behavioural finance, capital markets,

 

C/F/1663. Fund Performance Evaluation and Behavioural Finance

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2800
DATE:
2013
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29.99 GBP

The paper looks at the performance of managed funds comparing mutual fund performance and hedge fund performance. The issues of behavioural finance are addressed explaining the influence of biases and heuristics on investment decisions and financial modelling.

 

KEYWORDS: Fund Performance, Behavioural Finance,

 

C/M/3026. Reflection on learning process during work at doctoral research proposal in management and behavioural finance

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2550
DATE:
2012
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29.99 GBP

The paper presents a reflection of the researcher on his/her learning progress during the work at the research proposal in the area of management and behavioural finance. The research proposal is evaluated, its purpose is explained, the importance of creating a research diary is argued, the choice of research strategies is justified, skills acquired at the initial stage of a larger research project are described.

 

KEYWORDS: Reflection, learning, research proposal, management, behavioural finance,

 

C/F/1575. Behavioral approach to financial accounting

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2200
DATE:
2012
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29.99 GBP

The paper looks at the use of the behavioral approach in accounting research suggesting areas of financial accounting that could benefit from the contribution of behavioral theory. Psychological aspects of the decision making process are examined, a review of behavioral accounting studies is presented, the weaknesses and limitations of the behavioral approach are highlighted discussing their implications for the establishment of accounting standards.

 

KEYWORDS: Behavioral approach, financial accounting,

 

C/F/1544. Proposal. Stock market investment as form of gambling: comparison between investors and bettors

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2100
DATE:
2012
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29.99 GBP

The paper proposes research into behavioural finance to compare market investments with gambling and examine whether stock market investors are similar to bettors. The questions and hypotheses of the research are outlined, the methodology is described, literature is reviewed on the theoretical underpinnings of stock investment and gambling, the timeline of the research is indicated.

 

KEYWORDS: Proposal, Stock market investment, gambling, investors and bettors,

 

C/F/1510. Economy and financial management

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4700
DATE:
2012
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49.99 GBP

The paper reports on several learning activities providing information about the effect of the current economic climate on large redevelopment plans, the difficulties faced by the credit market, the fluctuation of property prices, the interpretation of company financial statements, the economic strategy of the Scottish government, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: Economy, financial management,

 

C/F/1509. Explaining financial crisis by behavioural finance and efficient market hypothesis

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1550
DATE:
2012
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19.99 GBP

Explaining financial crisis by behavioural finance and efficient market hypothesis

 

KEYWORDS: financial crisis, behavioural finance, efficient market hypothesis, EMH,

 

C/F/1502. Dissertation. Organisation of investment funds in UK and Saudi Arabia

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14150
DATE:
2012
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149.99 GBP

The dissertation looks at the organisation of financial industries in the UK and Saudi Arabia focusing on the management of investment funds. Literature is reviewed on the models of behavioural finance, the efficient market hypothesis (EMH), the determinants of financial markets' efficiency, the relationship between investors' interests and investment funds management, etc. A case study is conducted of the investment funds' organisation in the UK and Saudi Arabia. The methodology of the dissertation is based on secondary research. Conclusions are made about the risk factors and stability factors of the UK and Saudi financial markets.

 

KEYWORDS: Dissertation, investment funds, UK and Saudi Arabia,

 

C/F/1408. Proposal. Effects of Manager Style and Behaviour on Company Performance

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2850
DATE:
2012
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29.99 GBP

The paper proposes to addresses the issues of behavioural finance and behavioural economics examining how leadership styles and managerial behaviour of company CEOs affect the company’s financial performance and average stock returns. The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) is reviewed, the aims and questions of the research are outlined, the methodology and the work plan are described.

 

KEYWORDS: Proposal, Manager Style and Behaviour, Company Performance, efficient market hypothesis, EMH,

 

C/E/833. An examination of behavioral finance

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2650
DATE:
2012
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29.99 GBP

This paper answers two questions relating to behavioral finance. The first question is “Theoretically and empirically discuss how investors’ mood may have an impact on the performance of equity markets and how this feature could be interpreted or explained by the noise trader models”. The second question is “With reference to financial theory and the financial literature, critically discuss the relationship between liquidity, return volatility and equity returns as a supporter of behavioural finance”.

 

KEYWORDS: behavioral finance, investor, equity markets, noise trader models, financial theory, financial literature, liquidity, return volatility, equity returns,

 

C/F/1305. Behaviour of stock market indices in USA and Germany

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1900
DATE:
2011
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19.99 GBP

The paper touches on the topics of behavioural finance and stock market theory analyzing the behaviour of US and German stock market indices since 2007 along the lines of autocorrelation and runs tests, the distribution of returns, and the validity of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH) in conditions of financial crisis and stock market collapse.

 

KEYWORDS: stock market indices, USA and Germany, efficient market hypothesis, EMH,

 

C/F/1296. Impact of monetary policy on financial markets

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2750
DATE:
2011
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29.99 GBP

The paper examines the impacts of the monetary policy on financial markets reviewing theoretical models of monetary policy formulation and implementation, and discussing the practical applicability of the models in conditions of the financial crises. Stock markets’ sensitivity to unexpected changes in monetary policy is analysed with references to related research and the monetary policy of the UK, USA, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: monetary policy, financial markets,

 

C/F/1250. Behavioural Finance and Investment Strategies in Stock Market

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2000
DATE:
2011
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29.99 GBP

The paper looks at the principles of behavioural finance and corresponding strategies of stock market investment. References are made to the theories of overreaction and conservatism presenting criticism of financial markets’ efficiency, and arguing whether any single theory can ensure a long-term success of investing or trading in a stock market.

 

KEYWORDS: Behavioural Finance, Efficient Market, stock market investment,

 

S/E/292. What Contribution can Behavioural Finance make to the explanation of stock market bubbles and crashes?

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3000
DATE:
2011
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39.99 GBP

This paper examines how behavioural finance can help aid the explanation of stock market bubbles and crashes. The characteristics of bubbles and crashes are identified, and the paper looks at the social and psychological factors that relate to market bubbles and crashes. The implication of behavioural finance in relation to bubbles and crashes is discussed, and the paper then evaluates prices bubbles and the banking crisis.

 

KEYWORDS: Behavioural finance, stock market, bubbles, crashes, banking crisis,

 

S/M/626. Theoretical underpinnings of consumption behaviour

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1600
DATE:
2011
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the theory of consumption examining the determinants of consumption behaviour, explaining Keynesian understanding of the consumption function, and discussing the ‘permanent income’ hypothesis and the ‘life cycle’ hypothesis of consumption behaviour.

 

KEYWORDS: Consumption behaviour,

 

C/E/443. Review of article “Can holidays boost consumption? The case of Hong Kong” by Ramasamy et al (2008)

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1550
DATE:
2010
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19.99 GBP

The paper offers a review of the article on the impact of holidays on Hong Kong (HK) domestic consumption claiming that an increase in holidays given to HK people would contribute to personal consumer spending within the country rather that across its borders. The methods of the research used in the article and the results of the findings are discussed making conclusions about the validity of the study.

 

KEYWORDS: Review, “Can holidays boost consumption? The case of Hong Kong”, Ramasamy, domestic consumption,

 

C/E/318. Behavioural economic theories and research

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3100
DATE:
2009
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39.99 GBP

The paper looks at the link between psychology and economics reviewing the studies of Kleinubing Godoi and Helliar that examine the irrational behaviour and decision making of the investors. Implications of behavioural theories for corporate finance are discussed looking at the prospect theory, regret theory, portfolio theory, self-deception theory, etc.

 

KEYWORDS: behavioural, economic, theories, research,

 

C/F/336. Arguments for and against the reform of the international financial (monetary) system

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2900
DATE:
2008
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29.99 GBP

The paper analyses the effects of the reforms conducted by the IMF as a consequence of the crisis in the Asian countries. The background of these reforms is described analysing them from theoretical and practical points of view and evaluating the effects of such reforms.

 

KEYWORDS: Economic Crisis, International Financial Integration, Monetary system, IMF,

 

C/F/342. Behavioural finance: investment decision

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1800
DATE:
2008
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19.99 GBP

The paper examines the behaviour of financial markets over several weeks using simulation technique and analysing the way people think before making their investment decisions. Transactions' strategy is described, theories of behavioural finance are reviewed.

 

KEYWORDS: Behavioural finance, financial markets, investment decisions,

 

C/F/343. Behavior of financial markets and portfolio investment decision

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1800
DATE:
2008
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19.99 GBP

The paper examines theoretical approaches to investment in financial markets with the focus on behavioral finance (BF). Definitions of BF are given, considerations associated with portfolio investment decision are analyzed providing a reflection on the behavior of financial markets.

 

KEYWORDS: Financial markets, portfolio, investment decision,

 

S/F/166. Explain and discuss in detail the effects of interest rate increase and decrease on consumption and savings on a net borrower and net lender

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3300
DATE:
2008
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39.99 GBP

The paper examines the causes and effects of changes in consumption and savings for net borrowers and net lenders defining the factors behind the decision to save and invest, and considering the outcomes of the increase and decrease of interest rates for lenders and borrowers.

 

KEYWORDS: Interest rate, net lender, net borrower, invest, save,

 

S/F/174. Nature and Implications of Behavioural Finance for Investment Management

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2000
DATE:
2008
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29.99 GBP

The paper examines the impact of behavioural finance (BF) on investment decisions providing definitions of BF, identifying BF key characteristics, arguing the reliability of intuition in making investment decisions, discussing 'financial anomalies', and the role of rational and emotional factors in financial decision making.

 

KEYWORDS: behavioural finance, investment decision, intuition, financial anomaly,

 

S/E/178. Behavioural aspects of budgeting

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1400
DATE:
2008
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19.99 GBP

The paper addresses the issue of improving people's morale in the workplace highlighting its importance and suggesting relevant solutions for the staff members who have supervisory roles. Examples of good and bad practices affecting the morale of the employees are analyzed.

 

KEYWORDS: Morale, workplace, behavioural budgeting,

 

C/E/205. Behavioural Economics and Human Interaction

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1400
DATE:
2007
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19.99 GBP

The paper looks at the theories of social psychology used for economists, focusing on the motivation crowding theory and showing that the crowding out effect, for instance, is an important anomaly in economics that breaks the relative price law. The empirical importance of the theory is analysed with reference to recent academic literature.

 

KEYWORDS: behavioural economics, human interaction, motivation, crowding,