Prudence

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

We 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 theoretical predictions, we find that the degrees of higher order risk …

Measuring Utility – An Application to Higher Order Risk and Saving in Bogota

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 …