Economic and social preferences such as e.g. risk preferences, trust or reciprocity are at the basis of human decision making. Advances in behavioral economics have documented the heterogeneity in those preferences among individuals and opened up a field of economics that is concerned with the drivers and channels of human motivation. This thesis discusses selected issues on the origin of preferences, their impact on (economic) outcomes, as well as methodological issues, such as the measurement of preferences and their stability over time.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||10 Sep 2015|
|Place of Publication||Maastricht|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- economic behavior
- decision making