Experimental finance is an interesting branch in the study of finance. The main aim of this tactics is to understand not only the behavior of the market but also that of human behavior in settings that are simulated with relevance towards finance. This part of study is majorly researched based. The experiments are usually conducted in an economic environment that has been synthesized by the researchers especially to answer those questions that are related to the topics on which researches are based. Nevertheless, the outcomes, which are published experimental finance, also help various investors and entrepreneurs in their endeavors.
The examples that can justify experimental finance are innumerable. However, in order to understand the concept better one can take the example of establishing various market settings along with different environments in order to experimentally observe as well as analyze the behavior of the agents along with the characteristic consequences like trading flows, aggregation and information diffusion, mechanism of price settings along with that of the return processes.
The various fields that are closely applied in the experimental methods include asset pricing, corporate & international finance, financial econometrics, decision making in personal finance, macro finance, financial and banking intermediation, insurance & risk management, capital markets, quantitative finance, derivatives, compensation and corporate governance, market mechanisms, investments, entrepreneurial finance and microfinance to name a few. The researchers strive to study the extent of the existing theories in financial economics in order to make predictions, which are valid. They also try to discover fresh principle in order to extend the theory further.