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SOEPpapers 1026 / 2019

Willingness to Take Risk: The Role of Risk Conception and Optimism

We show that the disposition to focus on favorable or unfavorable outcomes of risky situations affects willingness to take risk as measured by the general risk question. We demonstrate that this disposition, which we call risk conception, is strongly

2019| Thomas Dohmen, Simone Quercia, Jana Willrodt
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Consumers' Costly Responses to Product-Harm Crises

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

19.03.2018| Helena Perrone (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Monographien

Who Cares about Social Image?

This paper experimentally investigates how concerns for social approval relate to intrinsic motivations to purchase ethically. Participants state their willingness-to-pay for both a fair trade and a conventional chocolate bar in private or publicly.

Munich, Germany: Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190, 2018, 49 S.
(Discussion paper / Rationality & Competition, CRC TRR 190 ; 61)
| Dirk Engelmann, Jana Friedrichsen
Monographien

Fairness in Markets and Market Experiments

Whether pro-social preferences identified in economic laboratories survive in natural market contexts is an important and contested issue. We investigate how fairness in a laboratory experiment framed explicitly as a market exchange relates to ...

Munich, Germany: Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190, 2018, 41 S.
(Discussion paper / Rationality & Competition, CRC TRR 190 ; 64)
| Dirk Engelmann, Jana Friedrichsen, Dorothea Kübler
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Who Cares about Social Image?

This paper experimentally investigates how concerns for social approval relate to intrinsic motivations to purchase ethically. Participants state their willingness-to-pay for both a fair trade and a conventional chocolate bar in private or publicly.

In: European Economic Review 110 (2018), S. 61-77 | Jana Friedrichsen, Dirk Engelmann
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior: Evidence from the Emerging Asian Middle Class

This paper analyses financial literacy and financial behavior of middle class people living an urban Asian economy. Other than most papers on financial literacy that focus on people in developed countries, we surveyed people living Bangkok. Using ...

In: Pacific-Basin Finance Journal 48 (2018), S. 129-143 | Antonia Grohmann
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Disability Benefits, Consumption Insurance, and Household Labor Supply

BAMS is a joint seminar by the DIW Berlin, the Hertie School of Governance, the HU Berlin and the WZB.

19.02.2018| Andreas R. Kostøl (Norges Bank Research)
Monographien

Signals Sell: Product Lines when Consumers Differ Both in Taste for Quality and Image Concern

This paper analyzes optimal product lines when consumers differ both in their taste for, quality and in their desire for social image. The market outcome features partial pooling and, product differentiation that is not driven by heterogeneous ...

Munich, Germany: Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190, 2018, 36 S. : Anh.
(Discussion Paper / Rationality & Competition, CRC TRR 190 ; 70)
| Jana Friedrichsen
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Consumer Rating Dynamics

(joint with André Stenzel and Peter Schmidt) We consider dynamic price-setting in the presence of rating systems and asymmetric information about product quality. We provide a framework in which the price charged determines the ...

28.06.2019
DIW Roundup 130 / 2019

Do Default Assignments Increase Savings of the Poor? Empirical Evidence

Although households in developing and emerging countries are relatively poor, there is potential to save. For example, one study estimates that up to 8.1% of a poor household’s budget in such countries is spent on so-called temptation goods, like .

2019| Eva Haaser, Melanie Koch
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