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Home | News | Journal of Economic Theory selects paper of Peter Wakker as one of 50 most prominent papers
News | July 06, 2020

Journal of Economic Theory selects paper of Peter Wakker as one of 50 most prominent papers

As part of its 50th anniversary, the Journal of Economic Theory presents a special issue that includes the 50 most influential papers the journal has published over the years.

Journal of Economic Theory selects paper of Peter Wakker as one of 50 most prominent papers

One of these selected papers is An index of loss aversion, written by research fellow Peter Wakker, Professor of Decisions under Uncertainty at the Erasmus School of Economics, together with Veronika Köbberling.

The paper introduces a convenient and widely used way to quantify loss aversion, a central new concept in modern behavioral economics. The Journal of Economic Theory is the most general-interest journal in formal economic theory. It is one of nine core journals in all of economics.