Symposium on Bubbles
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AbstractThe papers in this symposium represent the divergent views of economists on an important issue: the extent to which prices of assets represent "fundamental" values. While the papers in the symposium present different formal definitions of what a bubble is, the basic intuition is straightforward: if the reason that the price is high today is only because investors believe that the selling price will be high tomorrow—when "fundamental" factors do not seem to justify such a price—then a bubble exists.
CitationStiglitz, Joseph E. 1990. "Symposium on Bubbles." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 4 (2): 13-18. DOI: 10.1257/jep.4.2.13
- 313 Capital Markets--General