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Estimating risk preferences in the presence of bifurcated wealth dynamics: can we identify static risk aversion amidst dynamic risk responses?

Travis J. Lybbert, David R. Just and Christopher B. Barrett.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2013; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Economic Development. 6262 words.

Estimating risk preferences is tricky because controlling for confounding factors is difficult. Omitting or imperfectly controlling for these factors can attribute too much observable...

Funeral Insurance: An Inter-Generational Commitment Device?

Erlend Berg.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Insurance; Economic Development. 12439 words.

Abstract

Funeral insurance is a global phenomenon that has existed throughout history and remains hugely popular in Africa today. Yet as a distinct financial...

Investment reluctance: irreversibility or imperfect capital markets?

Silke Hüttel, Oliver Mußhoff and Martin Odening.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

March 2010; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Economic Development. 9093 words.

Low investment rates are a puzzling phenomenon particularly in transition economies with an urgent need for modernisation. The literature offers two alternative explanations: imperfect...

A Theory of Income Smoothing When Insiders Know More Than Outsiders

Viral V. Acharya and Bart M. Lambrecht.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Accounting; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Corporate Governance. 15617 words.

We develop a theory of income and payout smoothing by firms when insiders know more about income than outside shareholders, but property rights ensure that outsiders can enforce a fair...