The Efficient Market Hypothesis and Its Critics
AbstractRevolutions often spawn counterrevolutions and the efficient market hypothesis in finance is no exception. The intellectual dominance of the efficient-market revolution has more been challenged by economists who stress psychological and behaviorial elements of stock-price determination and by econometricians who argue that stock returns are, to a considerable extent, predictable. This survey examines the attacks on the efficient market hypothesis and the relationship between predictability and efficiency. I conclude that our stock markets are more efficient and less predictable than many recent academic papers would have us believe.
CitationMalkiel, Burton, G. 2003. "The Efficient Market Hypothesis and Its Critics ." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 17 (1): 59-82. DOI: 10.1257/089533003321164958
- G14 Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading