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Information Overload: the Influence of Information Display, Asset Choice and Investor Experience
Center for Retirement Research at Boston CollegeLink to more items from this source
May 27, 2004

Working paper by Julie Agnew and Lisa R. Szykman. Excerpt: We hypothesize that information overload is one reason DC participants often choose the default options. In two experiments, we manipulate the display of the investment information, the number of choices offered, and the similarity of these choices.... Our findings suggest individuals with below average knowledge are simply overwhelmed by the investment decision in general.

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