Economic Behavior in Entrepreneurs: An Experimental Approach to Risk Attitudes and Overconfidence 公开

Lee, Daniel (2010)

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Economic Behavior in Entrepreneurs: An Experimental Approach to Risk Attitudes and Overconfidence
By Daniel J. Lee

Entrepreneurial activity is relevant to multiple branches of economics. Given the current disputes about entrepreneurial behavior, we attempt to profile the entrepreneur, and determine a more appropriate form for modeling choice under risk. In doing so the Emory Research Group conducted an experiment and calculated parameters regarding attitudes towards risk and self-reported psychological makeup. Preliminary results suggest that entrepreneurs are overconfident and risk seeking, and that Prospect Theory is an appropriate model for determining these preferences.

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Abstract...1
Introduction...1
Theoretical Framework...4
Risk...7
Procedure and Experimental Methods...10
Results...16
Conclusion...20
References...22

Appendix...24

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