Title Comparing risk elicitation in lotteries with visual or contextual aids
External publication No
Means J. Behave. Exp. Econ.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 3
SJR Quartile 1
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85146006304&doi=10.1016%2fj.socec.2022.101974&partnerID=40&md5=1b72ca8f6a95f5693298c733dacf2fb8
Publication date 01/04/2023
ISI 000921302700001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85146006304
DOI 10.1016/j.socec.2022.101974
Abstract Eliciting risk preferences usually involves tasks that subjects may find complex, such as calculations of expected values and assessment of probabilities in multiple price lists (MPL). There is a serious concern that the decisions of the subjects may be driven by miscalculations or miscalibration of probabilities, rather than by their risk preferences. In this paper, we test whether introducing aids to the usual lottery choices would help to reduce the error rate and possibly change risk aversion elicitation. The experiment was run with subjects from a rural area in Honduras. We compare the risk elicitation results of a multiple price list and two different treatments, one with visual aids (graphical representation of probabilities) and the other with contextual aids (bills to represent rewards and a distribution of ten beans between the two rewards to represent a lottery). Our results indicate that risk attitudes elicitation was affected with contextual aids, reducing risk aversion. For the treatment with visual aids we observe no effect. © 2022 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords Eliciting risk preferences; Field experiments; Framing aids; Visual aids
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