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Risk Propensities

Gordon L. Clark, Kendra Strauss, and Janelle Knox-Hayes

in Saving for Retirement: Intention, Context, and Behavior

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600854
eISBN:
9780191738104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600854.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management, Political Economy

In this chapter we test whether it matters if people are young or old, male or female, and with a spouse or not for individual risk assessment. Using a set of questions designed to elicit ... More


A Theory of the Decreasing Term Structure of Discount Rates

Christian Gollier

in Pricing the Planet's Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148762
eISBN:
9781400845408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148762.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter aims to provide a unified theoretical foundation to the term structure of discount rates. To do this the chapter develops a benchmark model based on two assumptions: individual ... More


Conversation Stoppers: Constructing Consumer Attitudes to Risk in UK Wealth Management

Zsuzsanna Vargha

in Riskwork: Essays on the Organizational Life of Risk Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198753223
eISBN:
9780191814877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753223.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Financial regulation in the UK requires that firms assess their customers’ Attitude to Risk (ATR) to offer suitable advice. This chapter shows, however, that ATR is not a pre-existing property of the ... More


What Causes Escalation?

Helga Drummond

in Escalation in Decision-Making: The Tragedy of Taurus

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289531
eISBN:
9780191684722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289531.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Past investments are irrelevant to decisions about the future. The correct response is to invest in whatever option promises the highest return on investment. In practice, decision-makers may do ... More


Experimental Microfoundations for Resolve: I

Joshua D. Kertzer

in Resolve in International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171609
eISBN:
9781400883646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171609.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines individual-level microfoundations of resolve in the context of public opinion using a novel laboratory experiment that models both the selection into, and duration of support ... More


An Interactionist Theory of Resolve

Joshua D. Kertzer

in Resolve in International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171609
eISBN:
9781400883646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171609.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter proposes an interactionist approach that views resolve as a state shaped by both dispositional and situational factors. It first provides an overview of interactionist theories, ... More


Experimental Microfoundations for Resolve: II

Joshua D. Kertzer

in Resolve in International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171609
eISBN:
9781400883646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171609.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates individual-level microfoundations of resolve in the context of public opinion about military interventions by conducting a national survey of American adults. The survey ... More


Resolve in International Politics

Joshua D. Kertzer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171609
eISBN:
9781400883646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171609.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why do some leaders and segments of the public display remarkable persistence in confrontations in international politics, while others cut and run? The answer given by policymakers, pundits, and ... More


Resolve in International Politics

Joshua D. Kertzer

in Resolve in International Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171609
eISBN:
9781400883646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171609.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the concept of resolve and its role in international politics. It aims not to “bring resolve back in,” but rather, to lend it microfoundations, to help us understand what resolve ... More


Religion, History, and Social Science

Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison

in Economic Origins of Roman Christianity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226200026
eISBN:
9780226200040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200040.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews literature that is related to the present study. It considers contributions by economists, sociologists, historians of religion, and others who have made important contributions ... More


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