The effect of social interaction on economic behavior (Master thesis)

Οικονόμου, Λευκοθέα-Γεωργία


In this study we empirically investigate whether social interactions in uence the economic behavior of individuals. Our analysis focuses on Dutch households as we use data from the DNB Household Survey creating a panel for the years 2010-2017. After controlling for a number of demographic and household characteristics we nd that there are some signi cant but moderate peer e ects. Speci cally, our analysis exhibits signi cant results for some of the measures related to the locus of control of individuals, the respondents' bequest motive and their risk aversion. Additionally, we show that the extent of stock market participation is negatively correlated with the nancal advice given from parents, friends and acquaintances.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Οικονομικών και Διοικητικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Οικονομικών Επιστημών
Subject classification: Social interactions
Keywords: Social interactions,Households,Economic attitude
URI: http://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/29396
Item type: masterThesis
Subject classification: Social interactions
Submission Date: 2019-05-31T09:14:58Z
Item language: en
Item access scheme: free
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Οικονομικών και Διοικητικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Οικονομικών Επιστημών
Publication date: 2019
Bibliographic citation: Βιβλιογραφία: σ. 35-37
Abstract: In this study we empirically investigate whether social interactions in uence the economic behavior of individuals. Our analysis focuses on Dutch households as we use data from the DNB Household Survey creating a panel for the years 2010-2017. After controlling for a number of demographic and household characteristics we nd that there are some signi cant but moderate peer e ects. Speci cally, our analysis exhibits signi cant results for some of the measures related to the locus of control of individuals, the respondents' bequest motive and their risk aversion. Additionally, we show that the extent of stock market participation is negatively correlated with the nancal advice given from parents, friends and acquaintances.
Advisor name: Μυλωνίδης, Νικόλαος
Examining committee: Μυλωνίδης, Νικόλαος
Χλέτσος, Μιχαήλ
Αδάμ, Αντώνιος
Publishing department/division: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Οικονομικών και Διοικητικών Επιστημών. Τμήμα Οικονομικών Επιστημών
Publishing institution: uoi
Number of pages: 37 σ.
Appears in Collections:Διατριβές Μεταπτυχιακής Έρευνας (Masters)

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