Discutante sénior : Cécile Couharde
Discutant junior : Maxime Charreire
We investigate the role of preferences for risk on health and sexual behaviours of 805 female sex workers in Senegal, of whom 441 were surveyed twice at a two-year interval. Risk preferences were measured using simple incentivised risk elicitation tasks as well as domain specific risk-taking scales. We find that the experimental measure was poorly correlated with self-reported measures. We further find that risk preferences were highly stable across domains and fairly stable over time. Our main result indicates that risk preferences measured in the lab are a main predictor of sex workers' health and behaviours. We find that risk averse sex workers demand more preventive services and are less likely to engage in risky sex and, as a result, are less likely to be infected with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. Hence, our results conrm the role of risk preferences in the spread of HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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2018-38 "Do global value chains amplify global imbalances?"
Antonia Lopez Villavicencio, Valérie Mignon
2018-37 "Compétences externes et innovation: le cas des firmes de l'industrie manufacturière algérienne"
Messaoud Zouikri, Mounir Amdaoud
2018-36 "The fiscal impact of 30 years of immigration in France: an accounting approach"
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2018-35 "Green, yellow or red lemons? Framed field experiment on houses energy labels perception."
Edouard Civel, Nathaly Cruz-Garcia
2018-34 "Corporate Social Responsibility and workers' motivation at the industry equilibrium"
Victor Hiller, Natacha Raffin
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|Coulibaly Dramane, Kempf Hubert, (2019), « Inflation targeting and the forward bias puzzle in emerging countries », Journal of International Money and Finance, (A paraître).|
|Jawadi Fredj, (2019), « Understanding Oil Price Dynamics and their Effects over Recent Decades: An Interview with James Hamilton », Energy Journal, (A paraître).|
|Bennani Hamza, Neuenkirch Matthias, Kranz Tobias, (2018), « Disagreement Between FOMC Members and the Fed’s Staff: New Insights Based on a Counterfactual Interest Rate », Journal of Macroeconomics, vol.58, pp.139-153.|
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