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Does commitment or feedback influence myopic loss aversion? An experimental analysis

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Langer, Thomas; Weber, Martin

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Abstract Empirical research has demonstrated that a lower feedback frequency combined with a longer period of commitment decreases myopia and thereby increases the willingness to invest in a risky asset. In an experimental study, we disentangle the intertwined manipulation of feedback frequency and commitment to analyze how each individual variable contributes to the change in myopia and how they interact. We find that the period of commitment exerts a substantial impact and the feedback frequency a far less pronounced impact. There is a strong interaction between both variables. The results have significant implications for real world intertemporal decision making.
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods; Financial Planning, Accountancy
Method empirical
Free Keywords Intertemporal decision making; Myopic loss aversion; Feedback frequency; Length of commitment; Evaluation period
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 810-819
Journal Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 67 (2008) 3-4
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2006.05.019
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)