The Price of luck
Bou Ysàs, Sílvia
Cayón Costa, Magda
Brandts, Jordi (Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica)
Guillén, Pablo

Imprint: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa 2013
Description: 26 p.
Abstract: We find that the vast majority of students taking an advanced undergraduate finance course show a preference for luck in a classroom experiment. In Phase I of the experiment part of the students, group A, were asked to guess a coin toss five times in a row. In Phase II the rest of the students, group B, were given 10 EUR to bet on some of the Group A students taking a second go at guessing a sequence of five coin tosses (Phase III). Group B students' bets were by default allocated to the worse performing student in Phase I. Switching to better performing Group A students was costly. A total of 23 out of 28 students were willing to pay for switching and thus showed a preference for luck.
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Documents de treball
Series: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; 13/4
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Heurística

Adreça alternativa: https://hdl.handle.net/2072/223474


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 Record created 2014-02-12, last modified 2019-11-15



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