Risk and time preferences: linking experimental and household survey data from Vietnam

Tanaka, Tomomi, Camerer, Colin F. and Nguyen, Quang (2016) Risk and time preferences: linking experimental and household survey data from Vietnam. In: Behavioral Economics of Preferences, Choices, and Happiness. Ikeda, Shinsuke, Kato, Hideaki Kiyoshi, Ohtake, Fumio and Tsutsui, Yoshiro, eds. Springer, Tokyo, pp. 3-25. 9784431554011. (doi:10.1007/978-4-431-55402-8_1)

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We conducted experiments in Vietnamese villages to determine the predictors of risk and time preferences. In villages with higher mean income, people are less loss-averse and more patient. Household income is correlated with patience but not with risk. We expand measurements of risk and time preferences beyond expected utility and exponential discounting, replacing those models with prospect theory and a three-parameter hyperbolic discounting model. Comparable risk parameter estimates have been found for Chinese farmers, using our method.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Ikeda, Shinsuke and Kato, Hideaki Kiyoshi and Ohtake, Fumio and Tsutsui, Yoshiro
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 23416
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Depositing User: Quang Nguyen
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 16:30
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 06:23
ISBN: 9784431554011
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23416

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