Herper, Matthew; Woolley, Scott
November 2008
Forbes Asia;11/10/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 19, p50
The article reports that investors and consumers are suffering the financial equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder. Andrew Lo, director at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory says people will panic until the uncertainty is gone. It describes the mechanism of fear and how anxious uncertainty switches on the fear apparatus in the brain. It discusses a coordination game designed by behavioral economist Roberto Weber and his colleagues, to model a crashing market.


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