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Portfolio Choice in the Presence of Non-Tradable Income: An Experimental Analysis

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  • Alexander Klos
  • Martin Weber
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    This paper reports the results of an experiment on portfolio choice in the presence of non-tradable income. The non-tradable income part could either be riskless or risky (background risk). In many cases, we observe behavior that is qualitatively consistent with the predictions of normative theory. However, correlations between financial and non-tradable wealth are neglected. The computation of aggregated risk profiles helps subjects to partly overcome the deviations from normative theory due to neglect of correlations. Copyright Verein für Socialpolitik and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2006.

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    Article provided by Verein für Socialpolitik in its journal German Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2006)
    Issue (Month): (November)
    Pages: 427-448

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:germec:v:7:y:2006:i::p:427-448

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    1. Doerrenberg, Philipp & Duncan, Denvil & Zeppenfeld, Christopher, 2014. "Circumstantial risk: Impact of future tax evasion and labor supply opportunities on risk exposure," ZEW Discussion Papers 14-014, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
    2. Doerrenberg, Philipp & Duncan, Denvil & Zeppenfeld, Christopher, 2014. "Circumstantial Risk: Impact of Future Tax Evasion and Labor Supply Opportunities on Risk Exposure," IZA Discussion Papers 7917, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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