Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Peter John Robinson

Date: 26 June 2020
Time: 09:45 - 11:15
Location: Amsterdam

Dissertation title: 

Behavioural Economic Studies of Flood Insurance Demand

Group: Environmental Economics, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam.

Promotor: Prof. dr. Willem Jan Wouter Botzen
Co-promotor: Dr J.E. Blasch

Abstract:

The first part of the research will review the literature which performs economic experiments, hypothetical surveys and market data studies on insurance demand, in the context of low-probability/high-impact risk.
I will then conduct economic experiments that examine how flood insurance demand relates to the risk that individuals face and psychological factors, as well as charity hazard.
The third part of the research examines a novel behavioural economic intervention for improving decision making with respect to flood insurance choices, i.e., the setting of default options.





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