Pricing risk and ambiguity: The effect of perspective taking
AbstractThere is a large literature showing that willingness-to-accept (WTA) is usually much higher than willingness-to-pay (WTP) in empirical studies although they should be roughly equal according to traditional economic theory. A second stream of literature shows that people are typically ambiguity averse, i.e. they prefer lotteries with known probabilities over lotteries with unknown ones. Our study combines both streams of literature and analyzes whether there is an interaction between the WTP-WTA disparity and ambiguity aversion
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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2011
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WTP-WTA disparity; ambiguity aversion; comparative ignorance;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-08-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-EXP-2011-08-29 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-HPE-2011-08-29 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
- NEP-MIC-2011-08-29 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-UPT-2011-08-29 (Utility Models & Prospect Theory)
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