Risk measurement

Measuring risk attitudes among Mozambican farmers

Although farmers in developing countries are generally thought to be risk averse, little is known about the actual form of their risk preferences. In this paper, we use a relatively large lab-in-the-field experiment to explore risk preferences related to sweet potato production among a sample of farmers in northern Mozambique. A unique feature of this experiment is that it includes a large subsample of husband and wife pairs.

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de Brauw, Alan; Eozenou, Patrick (2014). Measuring risk attitudes among Mozambican farmers. JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS. 61-74.