Should More Risk-Averse Agents Exert More Effort?
AbstractConsider an agent facing a risky distribution of losses who can change this distribution by exerting some effort. Should be exert more effort when he becomes more risk-averse? For instance, should we expect more risk-averse drivers to drive more cautiously? In this paper, we give sufficient conditions under which the answer is positive, using results presented in Jewitt (1989).
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Date of creation: 1998
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- Jullien, Bruno & Salanié, Bernard & Salanié, François, 1999. "Should More Risk-Averse Agents Exert More Effort ?," Open Access publications from University of Toulouse 1 Capitole http://neeo.univ-tlse1.fr, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole.
- Bruno Jullien & Bernard Salanié & François Salanié, 1998. "Should More Risk-Averse Agents Exert More Effort," Working Papers 98-12, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique.
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