What causes financial bubbles? Before the 2008 crisis, this question was often neglected, but after the recent meltdown of the global financial market, it has attracted renewed attention among academics and policy-makers.
Te Bao is an assistant professor of economics at Nanyang Technological University. He obtained B.A. in economics from Fudan University in 2006 and a Ph.D in economics from the University of Amsterdam in 2012. His research interest is in experimental economics and behavioural finance.
Cars Hommes is professor of economic dynamics at the University of Amsterdam. He holds a Ph- D in mathematical economics from the University of Groningen. In 1998 he obtained a prestigious Pionier-grant from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO) to start the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance (CeNDEF), an interdisciplinary research group on complex systems applications in economics and finance. He held visiting positions at University of Wisconsin, Stanford University and New York University. He is particularly well known from his influential work with William Brock on a behavioural theory of heterogeneous expectations and its applications to economics and finance.
Tomasz Makarewicz is a post-doctoral researcher at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg’s Economic Department. He finished his PhD in economics at University of Amsterdam in 2014, under the supervision of Cars Hommes, after which he worked at the CeNDEF UvA and MACFINROBODS projects. Tomasz studied economics at Warsaw University, Central European University and Tinbergen Institute. He also holds MA degree in philosophy from Warsaw University. LSE Business Review: Bubbles and crashes: A vicious cycle of self-fulfilling investor sentiment Page 3 of 4 Date originally posted: 2017-11-16