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dc.contributor.authorMaier, Johannesen_US
dc.contributor.authorRüger, Maximilianen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we propose a new method to elicit the intensity of individual's risk preferences. Our method uses a simple multiple price-list format and is based on the increasing risk definitions of Rothschild and Stiglitz (1970, 1971). We are thus able to classify individuals as more or less risk-averse without assuming an expected utility framework. In a lab experiment we directly compare our method to the well-known method of Holt and Laury (2002) and find that our approach yields higher estimates of relative risk aversion that are much closer to what is observed in the field.en_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik Frankfurt a. M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Measuring Risk Preferences G6-V2en_US
dc.subject.keywordRisk Aversionen_US
dc.subject.keywordMultiple Price-Listen_US
dc.subject.keywordLaboratory Experimenten_US
dc.titleA Note on Measuring Risk Aversionen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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