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Title:

Are religious believers irrational: a direct test from an efficient market hypothesis

Group publication title:

Nauki o Finansach = Financial Sciences

Title in english:

Czy ludzie religijni są irracjonalni: bezpośredni test z efektywnej hipotezy rynkowej

Creator:

Senarathne, Chamil W.

Subject and Keywords:

religion ; believers ; efficient market hypothesis ; EMH ; atheists ; irrationality ; education ; religia ; wierzący ; skuteczna hipoteza rynkowa ; ateiści ; irracjonalność ; edukacja

Description:

Financial Sciences = Nauki o Finansach, 2020, vol. 25, no. 1, s. 35-53

Abstrakt:

The current literature does not offer a quantitative test of the irrational behaviour of people, especially taking a proxy for irrationality with reference to an economic activity. This paper examines the role of religious believers in carrying out economic activities. The form of stock market efficiency has been taken as a proxy for testing the null hypothesis that religious believers are irrational on average. The findings suggest that equity markets in religious countries are inefficient at ‘weak form’ level. This provides prima facie evidence for the hypothesis that religious believers are irrational on average. As such, the equity price changes of these stock markets can be forecast on the basis of past patterns. Poor income level and education are the main causes for developing irrationality. As these irrationalities cost economies, the policymakers should design and implement more robust policies and guidelines for poverty alleviation and the enrichment of education at country level

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2020

Resource Type:

artykuł

Resource Identifier:

doi:10.15611/fins.2020.1.04

Language:

eng

Relation:

Financial Sciences = Nauki o Finansach, 2020, vol. 25, no. 1

Access Rights:

Dla wszystkich zgodnie z licencją

License:

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 PL

Location:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu

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