publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Attitudes towards risk in financial decision making

Vieira, Pedro Nuno Rino Carreira;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Doutoramento em Gestão Risk and attitudes towards risk play a central role in several areas such as economics and psychology. Interestingly, in economics risk attitudes are addressed under the umbrella of the Utility Theory, while in psychology they are measured by psychometric scales. Risk attitudes in financial decision making are here studied under both approaches with the concern of understanding how they are related. So, I propose a conceptual model that explains risk attitudes, I translate to Portuguese the DOSPERT - Domain-Specif Risk- Taking scale and apply it in Portugal and Angola, I measure risk attitudes under Utility Theory and with DOSPERT, in orde...
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free text keywords: Financial Investments, Risk Attitude, Risk Behavior, Expected Utility, Co- efficient of Risk Aversion, Cumulative Prospect Theory, Coefficient of Loss Aversion, DOSPERT, Consumption Needs
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