Measuring herd behavior: Properties and pitfalls

Woojoo Lee, Jae Youn Ahn

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Herd behavior is an important economic phenomenon, especially in the context of the recent financial crises. Prior studies propose several measures to quantify herd behavior. In this paper, we show that these measures reffiect different perspectives on this behavior, and hence, their interpretation requires great care. Taking a critical attitude toward existing herd behavior measures, we study their properties and pitfalls in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-329
Number of pages14
JournalDependence Modeling
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017

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© 2017 Piotr Jaworski, published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.


  • Comonotonicity
  • Copula
  • Herd behavior
  • Herd behavior index


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