Higher order risk attitudes: A review of experimental evidence

Stefan T. Trautmann*, Gijs van de Kuilen

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Abstract

This paper reviews the recent, but fast-growing experimental literature on higher order risk attitudes. After introducing the theoretical context, we first review the basic evidence and empirical moderators of these risk attitudes. We then discuss recent extensions to ambiguity, time risk, and multi-attribute utility. In the last part we review indirect evidence from applied economic decision tasks. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-124
JournalEuropean Economic Review
Volume103
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • UTILITY-FUNCTIONS
  • DECISION-MAKING
  • UNCERTAINTY
  • AMBIGUITY
  • PRUDENCE
  • AVERSION
  • PREFERENCES
  • SKEWNESS
  • LOTTERIES
  • MARKETS

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