This dissertation investigated the stability, and adaptivity of decision making over time and under risk.
Chapter 2 introduced a new method to measure the temporal discounting of money. Chapter 3 tested reduction invariance, and confirmed the validity of Prelec’s compound-invariant probability weighting function. Chapter 4 compared the deviations from constant discounting for health and money. Chapter 5 elicited people’s risk attitudes when using cash vs. numbers. Chapter 6 discussed if people have completely different risk preferences when making decisions from experience, and provided new evidence to the DFD-DFE gap literature.

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H. Bleichrodt (Han) , K.I.M. Rohde (Kirsten)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Tinbergen Instituut Research Series
Department of Applied Economics

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