NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Gender Differences in Risk Aversion and Ambiguity Aversion

Lex Borghans, Bart H.H. Golsteyn, James J. Heckman, Huub Meijers

NBER Working Paper No. 14713
Issued in February 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper has benefited from comments by Steffen Altmann, Peter Broer, Liam Delaney, Thomas Dohmen, Angela Lee Duckworth, Philipp Eisenhauer, Armin Falk, Helga Fehr-Duda, Lars Peter Hansen, Michael Hurd, Erin Krupka, John List, Peter Neary, Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Phil Reny, Arthur van Soest, Harald Uhlig, Terry Vaughn, the editor, an anonymous referee and participants of the 2008 ESSLE, 2008 IZA Behavioral Workshop, 2008 EEA conference, the Conference on Understanding Economic Decisionmaking in Jackson Hole and a seminar at CPB in The Hague. We thank Stella Maris High School for support in the organization of the experiment. The research was financed partly by Golsteyn’s Meteor research grant M.08.5217. Golsteyn thanks IZA where he stayed during this research for its hospitality. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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