Opportunity costs in buying and short selling-Do they really matter?

Tal Shavit, Mosi Rosenboim, Miki Malul

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The experimental results of the paper reveal that people do not take into consideration opportunity costs or opportunity profits when buying and short selling lottery tickets. These results are inconsistent with basic economic and finance theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-124
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Auction
  • Experiment
  • Opportunity cost
  • Short selling


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