Workshop in Behavioral Finance
October 29, 1998

Robert J. Shiller and Richard Thaler, Organizers

Josef Lakonishok, University of Illinois and NBER and Louis Chan and Theodore Sougiannis, University of Illinois
"The Stock Market Valuation of Research & Development Expenditures"
     Discussant: Werner De Bondt, University of Wisconsin

Jeremy Stein, MIT and NBER; Harrison Hong, Stanford University, and Terence Lim, MIT
"Bad News Travels Slowly: Size, Analyst Coverage, and the Profitability of Momentum Strategies"
     Discussant: Narasimhan Jegadeesh, University of Illinois

David Genesove, Hebrew University and NBER and Christopher J. Mayer, Columbia University
"Nominal Loss A version and Seller Behavior: Evidence from the Housing Market"
     Discussant: Terrance Odean, UC, Davis

Charles M.C. Lee and Bhaskaran Swaminathan, Cornell University
"Price Momentum and Trading Volume"
     Discussant: Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University and NBER

Brad Barber, UC, Davis; Reuven Lehavy, UC, Berkeley; Maureen McNichols, Stanford University; and Brett Trueman, UC, Berkeley
"Can Investors Profit from the Prophets? Consensus Analyst Recommendations and Stock Returns"
     Discussant: Kent Womack, Dartmouth University

Shlomo Benartzi, UC, Los Angeles and Richard Thaler, University of Chicago and NBER
"Naive Diversification Strategies in Defined Contribution Saving Plans"
     Discussant: John Campbell, MIT and NBER

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Sponsored by:
Russell Sage Foundation and National Bureau of Economic Research