NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Social Cost of Near-Rational Investment

Tarek A. Hassan, Thomas M. Mertens

NBER Working Paper No. 17027
Issued in May 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Daron Acemoglu, Hengjie Ai, George Akerlof, Manuel Amador, Gadi Barelvy, Jeff Campbell, John Y. Campbell, V.V. Chari, John Cochrane, George Constantinides, Martin Eichenbaum, Emmanuel Farhi, Nicola Fuchs-Schundeln, Martin Hellwig, Anil Kashyap, Ralph Koijen, Kenneth L. Judd, David Laibson, John Leahy, Guido Lorenzoni, N. Gregory Mankiw, Lasse Pedersen, Kenneth Rogoff, Andrei Shleifer, Jeremy Stein, Pietro Veronesi, and Pierre-Olivier Weill for helpful comments. We also thank seminar participants at Harvard University, Stanford, Princeton, the University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, the University of British Columbia, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the London School of Economics, the Max Planck Institute Bonn, Goethe University Frankfurt, the University of Mannheim, the University of Kansas, the EEA/ESEM, the SED annual meeting, the AEA annual meeting, Econometric Society NASM, the WFA annual meeting, and the NBER AP and EFCE meetings for valuable discussions. All mistakes remain our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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