*Note that this is an older version of this paper. There have been considerable changes since this version, and we have posted the new version as WP 2021-03 Crowded Out: Heterogeneity in Risk Attitudes Among Poor Households in the US.
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AUTHORS: Nathaniel T. Wilcox
ABSTRACT: I present new estimates of the probability weighting functions found in rank-dependent theories of choice under risk. These estimates are unusual in two senses. First, they are free of functional form assumptions about both utility and weighting functions, and they are entirely based on binary… more »
AUTHORS: Anabela Botelho, Glenn W. Harrison, Lígia M. Costa Pinto, Don Ross and Elisabet E. Rutström
ABSTRACT: Does the desirability of social institutions for public goods provision depend on the extent to which they include mechanisms for endogenous enforcement of cooperative behavior? We consider alternative institutions that vary the use… more »
Published in 2019 in The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, Volume 44, Issue 2.
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Published in 2019 in Risk Management & Insurance Review, Volume 22.
AUTHORS: Glenn W. Harrison and Jia Min Ng
ABSTRACT: Decisions to purchase insurance should be a perfect place to see economic theory at work in general, and behavioral economics at work in particular. We have well‐developed theories of the… more »
AUTHORS: Brian Albert Monroe
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