Risk Preferences

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 …

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 …