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Individual characteristics associated with risk and time preferences: A multi country representative survey

Thomas Meissner, Xavier Gassmann, Corinne Faure and Joachim Schleich
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Xavier Gassmann: CEREN, EA 7477, Burgundy School of Business - Universite Bourgogne Franche-Comte
Corinne Faure: Grenoble Ecole de Management

Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2023, vol. 66, issue 1, No 4, 77-107

Abstract: Abstract This paper empirically analyzes how individual characteristics are associated with risk aversion, loss aversion, time discounting, and present bias. To this end, we conduct a large-scale demographically representative survey across eight European countries. We elicit preferences using incentivized multiple price lists and jointly estimate preference parameters to account for their structural dependencies. Our findings suggest that preferences are linked to a variety of individual characteristics such as age, gender, and income as well as some personal values. We also report evidence on the relationship between cognitive ability and preferences. Incentivization, stake size, and the order of presentation of binary choices matter, underlining the importance of controlling for these factors when eliciting economic preferences.

Keywords: Preference elicitation; Risk preferences; Loss aversion; Time preferences; Present bias; D01; D03; C91 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023
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DOI: 10.1007/s11166-022-09383-y

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