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Reevaluating evidence on myopic loss aversion: aggregate patterns versus individual choices


  • Pavlo Blavatskyy


  • Ganna Pogrebna



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  • Pavlo Blavatskyy & Ganna Pogrebna, 2010. "Reevaluating evidence on myopic loss aversion: aggregate patterns versus individual choices," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 68(1), pages 159-171, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:68:y:2010:i:1:p:159-171
    DOI: 10.1007/s11238-009-9143-5

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    2. Iñigo Iturbe-Ormaetxe Kortajarene & Giovanni Ponti & Josefa Tomás, 2013. "Myopic Loss Aversion under Ambiguity and Gender Effects," Working Papers. Serie AD 2013-05, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
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    More about this item


    Myopic loss aversion; Evaluation period; Prospect theory; Random error; D81; C91; D14;

    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
    • D14 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Saving; Personal Finance


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