Behavioural finance and cryptocurrencies


About this Special Issue 

The aim of this special issue of Review of Behavioral Finance is the bridge the gap between behavioural finance and cryptocurrencies, the latter of which has seen an explosion of papers over the last 5 years. Although the literature on cryptocurrencies is growing, there is a distinct lack of interaction between the cryptocurrency and behavioural finance literature. This is odd given the characteristics of cryptocurrencies and the investors are likely to be attracted to this new asset class. The ongoing debate around cryptocurrencies is the extent they owe their valuation on the economic narrative around their development and potential uses. In that respect, behavioural finance is at the core of the interest around cryptocurrencies and this special issue aims to fill this gap in the literature.   

Potential topics for submissions include: 

  • Anomalies  
  • Cryptocurrency factors  
  • Herding   
  • Investor behaviour  
  • Decision making   
  • Feedback effect  
  • Psychological biases  

Submission Information 

Deadline for submissions: 11th February 2022 

All submissions to this special issue must be made via ScholarOne. Please select "Behavioural finance and cryptocurrencies" from the menu when asked what issue you are submitting to. 

Submissions must adhere to the RBF author guidelines. If you have any further queries, please contact the Guest Editors.

Guest Editors 

Dr Thanos Verousis 
University of Essex, UK 
[email protected] 

Prof Andrew Urquhart 
University of Reading, UK 
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