Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/119507
Authors: 
Barasinska, Nataliya
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
FINESS Working Paper D.6.2
Abstract: 
This study appraises the role of gender in the behavior of individuals who make risky investments. The analysis bases on real-life investment data collected at an online market for peer-to-peer lending. The aim is to find out whether male and female investors differ in propensity for risk taking and performance of investments. Contrary to most existing studies, I find no evidence for gender differences. Males and females exhibit similar levels of risk propensity and their portfolios perform equally good.
Subjects: 
gender
investment decisions
risk propensity
portfolio performance
JEL: 
G11
G21
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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