To answer or not to answer? A field test of loss aversion

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Michał Krawczyk (2012)
  • Subject: loss aversion, framing, field experiments, gender differences
    • jel: jel:C93 | jel:D81

This study is a field experiment on loss aversion. The framing of scoring rules was differentiated in two exams at the University of Warsaw, with only half the students facing explicit penalty points in the case of giving an incorrect answer. Loss aversion predicts that less risk will be taken (less questions will be answered) when losses are possible but in fact, no treatment effect was observed.
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