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Is households’ risk attitude robust to different experimental payoffs?

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We compared risk attitudes among rural people in Tanzania and Kenya using an experimental design where payoffs were defined and quantified in maize and milk production. About 42% of the sample revealed different risk attitude between the two payoff types. The difference was mainly explained by household livelihood strategy, geographical location and ethnicity. Hence, appropriate pay-off metrics differ across contexts and different metrics may provide noncomparable results that does not reflect intrinsic risk attitude.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftApplied Economics Letters
Antal sider4
ISSN1350-4851
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 4 jul. 2018

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