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A Welfare Criterion for Models with Distorted Beliefs

Markus K. Brunnermeier, Alp Simsek, Wei Xiong

NBER Working Paper No. 20691
Issued in November 2014, Revised in February 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank John Geanakoplos, Lars Hansen, David Hirshleifer, Leonid Kogan, Carsten Nielsen, Stephen Morris, Wolfgang Pesendorfer, Larry Samuelson, Martin Schneider, Chris Sims, Tomasz Strzalecki, Dimitri Vayanos, Glen Weyl, and seminar participants at London Business School, Princeton University, University of British Columbia, University of Cambridge, University of Chicago, 2012 Behavioral Finance Conference in Amsterdam, 2012 NBER Meeting on Capital Markets and the Economy, 2013 Econometric Society Meetings, 2012 NBER Behavioral Economics Meeting, 2012 CITE conference, 2012 SITE Conference on Psychology and Economics, 8th Annual Cowles Foundation Conference on General Equilibrium and Its Applications, and the 2nd Miami Behavioral Finance Conference for helpful discussion and comments. We also thank Zhenyu Gao, Ji Huang, and Alejandro Van der Ghote for able research assistance. 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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2010-2013/01

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Stifterverband der Deutschen Wirtschaft, 2012

Ambrosetti – The European House, 2011

Center for Investor Education, 2011

Wim Duisenberg School of Finance, 2010

Handelsbanken, 2010

Deutsche Bank, 2010

FEBRABAN, Brazil, 2009

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Swiss Finance Institute, 2012-

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Research Grants:

Sloan Foundation 2011-12

Guggenheim Fellowship, 2010-11

University of Chicago, T.W. Schultz Prize and Lecture, 2010

INQUIRE Europe, Research Grant

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Milton Friedman Institute, visiting scholar 2011

American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Associated Editorship

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American Finance Association: Director

Financial Advisory Roundtable and Monetary Policy Panel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2006 – present

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