Economic Inequality and Risk Taking

  • Brown-Iannuzzi, Jazmin (PI)

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The proposed theory explains why inequality itself can cause risky behavior. By linking properties of the system’s distribution to the behavior of individuals within that system, this analysis suggests a causal explanation for why people behave differently in unequal and equal societies. In contrast to character-based explanations, the theory suggests a situational explanation for why any given person, when placed in a context of inequality, may act in ways that appear self-defeating.
Effective start/end date8/1/177/31/19


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