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Autoren: 
Crosetto, Paolo
Filippin, Antonio
Datum: 
2012
Reihe/Nr.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 6710
Zusammenfassung: 
This paper presents the Bomb Risk Elicitation Task (BRET), an intuitive procedure aimed at measuring risk attitudes. Subjects decide how many boxes to collect out of 100, one of which containing a bomb. Earnings increase linearly with the number of boxes accumulated but are zero if the bomb is also collected. The BRET requires minimal numeracy skills, avoids truncation of the data, allows to precisely estimate both risk aversion and risk seeking, and is not affected by the degree of loss aversion or by violations of the Reduction Axiom. We validate the task and test its robustness in a large-scale experiment. Choices react significantly to the stakes and to the size of the choice set. Our experiment rationalizes the gender gap that often characterizes choices under uncertainty by means of a higher loss rather than risk aversion.
Schlagwörter: 
risk aversion
loss aversion
elicitation method
JEL: 
C81
C91
D81
Dokumentart: 
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