Willingness to Pay and the Demand for Lotto

  • 研討會日期 : 2003-08-26
  • 時間 : 15:00
  • 主講人 : 曾 郁 仁 教 授
  • 地點 : B棟110室
  • 演講者簡介 : 曾郁仁教授為Ph.D. in Risk Management、Insurance and Actuarial Science,Temple University (1996)。 現為臺灣大學財務金融系教授。 其主要研究領域為保險經濟、保險財務及風險理論。
  • 演講摘要 : The literature has recognized that the bettors may dislike risk but prefer positive skewness. The paper proposes a method to measure the willingness-to-pay for a lottery ticket to provide the theoretical rationale for the previous empirical findings. On basis of predictions from willingness-to-pay, the paper further proposes an alternative model for empirical studies on the demand for lotto. We further employ the model to empirically examine whether higher moments than skewness play any role in gambling decision.