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dc.contributor.authorCesarini, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorDawes, Christopher T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJohannesson, Magnusen_US
dc.contributor.authorLichtenstein, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Björnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-28T13:10:23Z-
dc.date.available2012-03-28T13:10:23Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56327-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we use the classical twin design to provide estimates of genetic and environmental influences on experimentally elicited preferences for risk and giving. Using standard methods from behavior genetics, we find strong prima facie evidence that these preferences are broadly heritable and our estimates suggest that genetic differences explain approximately twenty percent of individual variation. The results thus shed light on an important source of individual variation in preferences, a source which has hitherto largely been neglected in the economics literature.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherEkonomiska Forskningsinst. Stockholmen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 679en_US
dc.subject.jelC90en_US
dc.subject.jelD01en_US
dc.subject.jelD64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGeneticsen_US
dc.subject.keywordAltruismen_US
dc.subject.keywordRisk Aversionen_US
dc.subject.keywordPreferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordExperimentsen_US
dc.subject.stwRisikopräferenzen_US
dc.subject.stwAltruismusen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwPräferenztheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwBiologieen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleGenetic influences on economic preferencesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn550967397en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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