Asset Integration and Attitudes toward Risk: Theory and Evidence

Steffen Andersen, James C. Cox, Glenn W. Harrison, Morten Lau, E. Elisabet Rutström, Vjollca Sadiraj

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We provide evidence that choices over small-stakes bets are consistent with assumptions of some payoff calibration paradoxes. We then exploit the existence of detailed information on individual wealth of our experimental subjects in Denmark and directly estimate risk attitudes and the degree of asset integration. We discover that behavior is consistent with partial, rather than full, asset integration. The implied risk attitudes from estimating these specifications indicate risk premiums and certainty equivalents that are a priori plausible. This theory and evidence suggest one constructive solution to payoff calibration paradoxes.
TidsskriftReview of Economics and Statistics
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)816-830
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2018