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Empirical evidence on risk aversion for individual romanian capital market investors


  • Cristian PAUN

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

  • Alina DRAGHICI

    () (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)


The evolution of stock prices is influenced by the expectations of investors regarding the earning prospects associated to each listed company. One of the key elements of investment decision is the positive relationship between risk and return. Risky securities are preferred to less risky ones only if there is a higher pay-off in the long run that could compensate the investors. The previous studies proved that expected return direct correlated with risk and, due to the presence of risk aversion, this relationship is assumed to be positive one. Risk premium is determined by a lot of factors including risk aversion. The intensity of risk aversion and the evolution of it during a specific period of time are very important for any market. This study proposed an analysis of risk aversion that is based on a specific survey and it is very useful for comparative analysis with other similar studies developed on the case of other emerging markets (from EU or outside EU).

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  • Cristian PAUN & Radu MUSETESCU & Iulian BRASOVEANU & Alina DRAGHICI, 2008. "Empirical evidence on risk aversion for individual romanian capital market investors," Review of Economic and Business Studies, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1, pages 91-101, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:aic:revebs:y:2008:v:1:p:91-101

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    1. Brian Lucey & Charles Larkin, 2012. "Risk Tolerance and Demographic Characteristics: Preliminary Irish Evidence," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp406, IIIS.


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