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Saumitra Jha, Stanford University

January 30, 2018 @ 12:00 am

Saumitra Jha, Stanford University

DateJanuary 24, 2017

Time12:30pm to 2:00pm

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4357 Bunche Hall 

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Abstract:Financial markets expose individuals to the broader economy. Does participation in financial markets also lead citizens to re-evaluate the costs of conflict, their views on politics and even their voting decisions? Prior to the 2015 Israeli elections, we randomly assigned financial assets from Israeli and Palestinian companies to likely voters and gave them incentives to actively trade for up to seven weeks. Exposure to financial markets systematically shifted vote choices and increased support for peace initiatives. We delineate the mechanisms for this change and show that financial market exposure led to learning and reevaluation of the economic costs of conflict.Full paper available here:https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2716660

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Date:
January 30, 2018
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12:00 am
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Date:
January 30, 2018
Time:
12:00 am
Website:
/event/saumitra-jha-stanford-university