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Who's Afraid of a Poor Old Age? Risk Perception in Risk Management Decisions

Elke U. Weber

in Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273393
eISBN:
9780191601675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273391.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues that the lack of any visceral perception of risk or danger is the main obstacle to the retirement savings. It reviews theory and empirical evidence to document two claims: that ... More


The Consequences of Financial Hardship (and Recessions) on Income and Welfare

Agar Brugiavini and Guglielmo Weber

in Longer-term Consequences of the Great Recession on the Lives of Europeans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198708711
eISBN:
9780191779572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708711.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter uses life-history data covering a number of European countries (SHARELIFE) to analyse the long-term effects of a financial hardship episode on different indicators of well-being. We ... More


The Financial Psychology of Players, Services, and Products

Victor Ricciardi

in Financial Behavior: Players, Services, Products, and Markets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190269999
eISBN:
9780190270025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269999.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter provides an overview of the emerging cognitive and emotional themes of behavioral finance that influence individual behavior. The behavioral finance perspective of risk incorporates both ... More


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