ICES Experimental Economics Brown Bag Lecture

Risk Attitudes in the Nutrition Domain

Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Vernon Smith Hall (formerly Metropolitan Building), Room 5075

The Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science (ICES) presents an ICES Brown Bag Lecture featuring:

Amberly Dozier

George Mason University

Risk Attitudes in the Nutrition Domain

 

 

 

Abstract

Many scholarly works associate risk attitudes with individual decision-making among various domains, e.g. financial investments, health behaviors, entrepreneurship, and insurance status. In this paper, I investigate the role of risk attitudes in food choice. Using a survey experiment, I construct a novel risk measure specific to nutrition. I find evidence that latent attitudes about risk can influence food choice. Moreover, this measure outperforms standard risk elicitation methods in predicting dietary behaviors.

 

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