Risk Aversion, Time Preference And Cross-Border Commuting And Migration Intentions

This paper analyzes the effect of individual risk aversion and time preference on cross-border commuting and migration intentions. Both the theoretical and empirical results show that the probability of being willing to migrate decreases with risk aversion, the rate of time preference, and the maximum number of periods an individual can work abroad. The probability of being willing to commute also decreases with risk aversion, but at a smaller rate compared to the willingness to migrate, while it is (largely) unaffected by intertemporal consumption preferences.

Provided by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research Topic: Data Management Date Added: Sep 2010 Format: PDF

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