Aging and preferences

Uwe Sunde*, Thomas Dohmen

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The effect of aging on economic preferences has not received much attention in the literature. This article surveys some recent results on how aging affects preferences and attitudes, exemplified by the attitudes towards risk, as well as on the mechanisms through which this happens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
JournalThe Journal of the Economics of Ageing
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • Aging
  • Preferences
  • Risk attitudes
  • Cognition

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