Search for dissertations about: "risk aversion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 swedish dissertations containing the words risk aversion.

  1. 1. Risk and Rationality Effects of contextual risk and cognitive dissonance on (sexual) incentives

    University dissertation from Umeå : Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Andréa Mannberg; Umeå universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HIV AIDS; Health risk; Uncertainty; Risk aversion; Self-Control; Time-inconsistency; Cognitive dissonance; Regret; Norms; Social identity; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Nationalekonomi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Paper [I] theoretically analyzes how the level and uncertainty of future prospects affect incentives to abstain from sexual risk taking in the presence of HIV. The results suggest that, for individuals with limited access to HIV treatment, uncertainty of future health may be an important factor driving unsafe sex practices and support the empirical finding of a weak link between sexual behavior, HIV prevalence, and HIV knowledge in poor countries; therefore suggesting that AIDS policy needs to be calibrated in order to fit within different social contexts. READ MORE

  2. 2. Take a risk social interaction, gender identity, and the role of family ties in financial decision-making

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Emma Zetterdahl; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Asset allocation; Behavioral finance; Divorce; Financial literacy; Financial risk-taking; Gender identity; Household finance; Panel data; Propensity score matching; Risky asset share; Risk aversion; Saving behavior; Stock market participation; Social interaction; Trust; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of an introductory part and four self-contained papers related to individual financial behavior and risk-taking in financial markets.In Paper [I] we estimate within-family and community social interaction effects upon an individual’s stock market entry, participation, and exit decision. READ MORE

  3. 3. Communication in Games and Decision Making under Risk

    University dissertation from Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy

    Author : Erik Wengström; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Communication; Repeated Bertrand Games Cooperation; Renegotiation; Experiments; Risk Aversion; Non-cooperative Game Theory; Selection; Loss Aversion; Timing of Uncertainty Resolution;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Avhandlingen är indelad i två delar. I den första delen studeras hur kommunikation påverkar utfall i strategiska situationer, så kallade spel. Den andra delen studerar individers riskpreferenser. Metodologiskt förlitar sig avhandlingen till största delen på ekonomiska experiment. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Risk Attitudes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Economics, Uppsala University

    Author : Mohammad H. Sepahvand; Uppsala universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Risk attitudes; determinants of risk taking; test-retest reliability; gender; inter and multigenerational transmission; socialization; family background; sibling correlations; exogenous shock; revolution; gender differences; agriculture; productivity; Burkina Faso; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay I (submitted): Risk-taking is an important topic in Africa, as access to financial institutions and social security is scarce. Data on risk attitudes in Africa is limited and the available data collected might not be reliable. READ MORE

  5. 5. Portfolio Selection and the Analysis of Risk and Time Diversification

    University dissertation from Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy

    Author : Mattias Persson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2001]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic policy; economic systems; economic theory; econometrics; Economics; Lower Partial Moment; Portfolio Selection; Parameter Uncertainty; Time Diversification; Bootstrap; Downside Risk; Estimation Risk; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik; Financial science; Finansiering;

    Abstract : Popular Abstract in Swedish Denna avhandling behandlar tre centrala områden i finansiell ekonomi i allmänhet och portföljvalsteori i synnerhet: riskmåttet, estimeringsrisk och tidsdiversifiering. Avhandlingen består av fem kapitel varav ett är ett kort introduktionskapitel. READ MORE