We investigate the understudied role of emotions on investors’ decision. Specifically, we identify six basic human emotions (i.e. happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger, and disgust) expressed by S&P 500 CEOs during their earning conference calls and examine their effects on financial analysts’ decisions (i.e. retain, buy or sell shares). To identify CEOs' emotions in more than 500 calls we developed a deep learning algorithm trained by experts annotating vocal data in a subset of calls. Our findings shed light on underlying emotional mechanisms of financial decision-making under uncertainty, thereby contributing to behavioral economic theory.
|Publication status||Published - 6 Nov 2018|
|Event||INFORMS Annual Meeting - Phoenix Convention Center, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, and Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Phoenix, United States|
Duration: 4 Nov 2018 → 7 Nov 2018
|Conference||INFORMS Annual Meeting|
|Period||4/11/18 → 7/11/18|
Bromuri, S., Ebrahim, M., Iren, Y. D., & Geelen, P. (2018). The Effect of Emotional Cues on Making Economic Decisions under Uncertainty. Paper presented at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, United States.