Risk-Taking Behavior in the Wake of Natural Disasters

We investigate whether experiencing a natural disaster affects risk-taking behavior. We conduct standard risk games (using real money) with randomly selected individuals in rural Indonesia. We find that individuals who recently suffered a flood or earthquake exhibit more risk-aversion. Experiencing...

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Volume: 50
Main Author: Lisa Cameron
Manisha Shah
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: MADISON University of Wisconsin Press 01.04.2015
UNIV WISCONSIN PRESS
published in: The Journal of human resources Vol. 50; no. 2; pp. 484 - 515
ORCID: 0000-0002-7539-2198
Data of publication: 20150401
ISSN: 0022-166X
1548-8004
EISSN: 1548-8004
Discipline: Economics
Business
Psychology
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