Experiment

Higher Order Risk Preferences: Novel Method, New Measures, Determinants and Field Behavior

We present and use a novel method to elicit and measure the intensities of higher order risk preferences (prudence and temperance) in an experiment with 658 adolescents. In line with theory, we find that higher order risk preferences are strongly …

Higher Order Risk Preferences: Experimental Measures, Determinants and Field Behavior - Talk @ iHEA 2021

Please find the corresponding working paper here! Thanks to Arthur Attema for organizing the session, and to Stefan Lipann and Daniel Wiesen for chairing the session and discussing the presentations.

Discrimination, narratives and family history: An experiment with Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children

We measure the prevalence of discrimination between Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children attending school in Jordan. Using a simple sharing experiment, we find only a small degree of out-group discrimination. However, Jordanian children with …

Income Risk, Precautionary Saving, and Loss Aversion – An Empirical Test

This paper empirically examines the behavioral precautionary saving hypothesis by Kőszegi and Rabin (2009) stating that uncertainty about future income triggers saving because of loss aversion. We extend their theoretical analysis to also …

Nudging or Paying? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Measures to Contain COVID-19 in Rural Bangladesh in a Randomized Controlled Trial

Nudging or Paying? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Measures to Contain COVID-19 in Rural Bangladesh in a Randomized Controlled Trial

Addressing Validity and Generalizability Concerns in Field Experiments

In this paper, we systematically analyze the empirical importance of standard conditions for the validity and generalizability of field experiments: the internal and external overlap and unconfoundedness conditions. We experimentally varied the …

A New Approach to Treatment Assignment for One and Multiple Treatment Groups

We present a new approach to treatment assignment in (field) experiments for the case of one or multiple treatment groups. This approach -- which we call the minimizing Mean Squared Error (MSE) approach -- uses sample characteristics to obtain …

Measuring Utility – An Application to Higher Order Risk

Measuring utility is at the heart of microeconomics and has important applications in many areas of economics. Here we present a new experimental method to elicit utility functions and associated measures of (higher order) risk preferences. The …