Evolutionary rule-based system for IPO underpricing prediction

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Evolutionary rule-based system for IPO underpricing prediction
Academic literature has documented for a long time the existence of important price gains in the first trading day of initial public offerings (IPOs). Most of the empirical analysis that has been carried out to date to explain underpricing through the offering structure is based on multiple linear regression. The alternative that we suggest is a rule-based system defined by a genetic algorithm using a Michigan approach. The system offers significant advantages in two areas, 1) a higher predictive performance, and 2) robustness to outlier patterns. The importance of the latter should be emphasized since the non-trivial task of selecting the patterns to be excluded from the training sample severely affects the results. We compare the predictions provided by the algorithm to those obtained from linear models frequently used in the IPO literature. The predictions are based on seven classic variables. The results suggest that there is a clear correlation between the selected variables and ...
David Quintana, Cristóbal Luque del Arco-Ca
Added 27 Jun 2010
Updated 27 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Authors David Quintana, Cristóbal Luque del Arco-Calderón, Pedro Isasi
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