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Varieties of Risk Preference Elicitation

Friedman, Daniel and Habib, Sameh and James, Duncan and Williams, Brett (2022) 'Varieties of Risk Preference Elicitation.' Games and Economic Behavior, 133. pp. 58-76. ISSN 0899-8256

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We explore risk preference elicitation via direct choice over lotteries. Our choice tasks differ incrementally, e.g., from choosing between two lotteries to selecting a portfolio from a continuous set of bundled Arrow securities, and from text to spatial presentation. Each subject completes multiple instances of five different tasks, and responses for each task are summarized in parametric (CRRA) and non-parametric (normalized risk premium) measures of risk preference. Variation in task attributes explains much of the observed wide variation in elicited preferences and in correlations across task pairs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Risk Aversion, Experiment, Elicitation, Multiple Price List
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 12:24
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2022 03:36

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