Collective vs. Individual Risk Attitudes

Short Description: Household decision making with regard to consumption and investment relies on its members’ risk attitudes. The SOEP-IS data collected in this experiment shines a light on how the individual risk preferences are aggregated in a household and how joint decisions about risky investments are made.

Experimental Details: Each participant makes an individual investment decision. The household is given 10 € and they either collectively decide how much to invest (= treatment 1), or a randomly chosen decision maker decides for the household (= treatment 2).

Incentives: Willingness to pay for 11 lotteries (probability= 0.5) from 10 EUR endowment. Xlow=10-qi Xhigh=10+2qi Min. Payoff: 0 €/ Max. Payoff: 30 €

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Olga Gorelkina, University of Liverpool [E-Mail]

2016

497 households (994 individuals)

ilottery

exp_z7, exp_erg1, exp_euro6, exp_split, exp_Nr, exp_erg2, exp_erg10, exp_euro7, exp_erg3, exp_euro4, exp_z5, exp_z4, exp_euro2, exp_z2, exp_z3, exp_z1, exp_erg6, exp_euro8, exp_euro3, exp_euro1, exp_euro5, exp_erg8, exp_erg4, exp_erg7, exp_z6, exp_erg9, exp_erg5, exp_euro9

04/2019