Unpacking risk preference: From primates, babies, teenagers to old age and around the globe
with Ralph Hertwig
Hybrid event
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER)
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette / Belval
Conference Room 1st floor
11:00 am
12:15 pm
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In this talk Prof Hertwig will reflect on the results and implications of a number of studies in which he has been involved and that all, in one way or another, have dealt with the existence, nature and determinants of risk preference, one of the conceptual building blocks of economic theories of human choice. Our journey will touch upon questions of how to (properly) measure risk preferences, how stable they are, how they change across the lifespan, how they compare across humans and primates, and what shapes them. Looking forward to a fun pre-holidays discussion about why some may be more likely to set the tree on fire than others.  


More about the 3E DTU

The Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) 3E - Experiments, Ethics and Economics - consists of an interdisciplinary consortium of 9 social scientists who use scientific experiments involving human subjects in their research. The objective of the consortium is to create a formal link for collaboration across the three existing social science research laboratories in Luxembourg, with the aim to push forward the state-of-the-art of what we know about human behavior in economic interactions. The DTU 3E gathers members across 5 Luxembourgish research units:

(1) Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research LISER
(2) Institute for Health and Behavior IHB (Faculty of Humanities FLSHASE, University of Luxembourg UL)
(3) Institute of Cognitive Science and Assessment COSA (FLSHASE, UL)
(4) Luxembourg School of Finance LSF (Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance FDEF, UL)
(5) Luxembourg Centre of Logistics LCL (Economics Research Centre CREA, FDEF, UL)

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