Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance

The journal welcomes full-length and short letter papers in the area of behavioral finance and experimental finance. The focus is on rapid dissemination of high-impact research in these areas.

The area of Behavioral Finance and the related area of Experimental Finance are now fully accepted as mainstream approaches within finance. Behavioral and Experimental Finance therefore represent lenses and approaches through which we can view financial decision-making.

The aim of the journal is to publish high quality research in the fields of corporate finance, asset pricing, financial econometrics, international finance, personal financial decision making, macro-finance, banking and financial intermediation, capital markets, risk management and insurance, derivatives, quantitative finance, corporate governance and compensation, investments, market mechanisms, SME and microfinance and entrepreneurial finance, where such research is carried out with a behavioral perspective and/ or is carried out via experimental methods.

The journal aims to provide a single source for the latest research in these areas. It is open to but not limited to papers which cover investigations of biases, the role of various neurological markers in financial decision making, national and organizational culture as it impacts financial decision making, sentiment and asset pricing, the design and implementation of experiments to investigate financial decision making and trading, methodological experiments, and natural experiments.

Both empirical and theoretical papers which cast light on behavioral and experimental topics are welcomed. Papers can be either full-length or short letter (2,500 words maximum) format. A focus of the short-letter paper series, in particular, is on making a rapid decision, so papers for this series that are judged to require extensive revisions will not be entertained.

The journal is also open to review and survey papers on any behavioral finance or experimental finance area; where such papers provide an overview and synthesis of present research. Newer researchers, such as advanced graduate students, are encouraged to contact the editor to propose such survey articles and receive initial feedback on the proposal.

Also welcomed are replication experimental finance studies of recently published high impact research in this area. These papers should be written as short letter papers, and will be assessed with a focus on methodological appropriateness and with a view to speedily disseminating the findings.

Editor-in-Chief: Michael Dowling

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  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISSN: 2214-6350