PANDA Survey

After the completion of our global INTRA study (International Test on Risk Attitudes) with nearly 7000 subjects in 53 countries (joint work with Prof. Thorsten Hens, we want to broaden the view to more diverse economic decisions, but focus on a particularly interesting region of the world: East Asia. We plan to conduct this study in Japan, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, but also in Germany and Estonia (for comparison). 

PANDA stands for Preferences, Attitudes, Norms and Decisions in Asia. It consists of a number of surveys (online and offline) and experiments that will be conducted at various partner universities in these countries.

The project is coordinated by Prof. Marc Oliver Rieger and Prof. Mei Wang (WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management).

Researchers helping with this survey are (among others):

Prof. Chen Nai-Shing
Prof. Xie Xiaofei
Prof. Seng Geng

Involved PhD students, students and student assistants are:

Yousefi, Masoud
Bosl, Katharina
Höfer, Jan
Shi, Xinyi
Ye, Fen
Berens, David
Kersch, Luisa Regina
Emering, Tobias Peter
Reitz, Sebastian
Korngiebel, Marco
Reinhardt, Denis
Massloch, Max
Hepke, Silas
Scherf, Matthias
Knobloch, Jonas
Kroll, Kristian
Mattil, Jannik
He-Ulbricht, Yanping

More information on this project and first results will be published here. For now, we refer to our publications on the INTRA study:

Breuer, W.; Rieger, M. O.; Soypak, K. C. (2017): Corporate Cash Holdings and Ambiguity Aversion. In: Review of Finance Vol. 21 (Iss. 5), pp. 1933–1974.

Breuer, W.; Rieger, M. O.; Soypak, K. C. (2014): The behavioral foundations of corporate dividend policy a cross-country analysis" (with Wolfgang Breuer and K. Can Soypak), Journal of Banking and Finance, 42, pp. 247-265.

Rieger, M.; Bui, T. (2011): Too risk averse for prospect theory?, Modern Economy, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 691-700.

Rieger, M. O.; Wang, M. (2012): Can ambiguity aversion solve the equity premium puzzle? Survey evidence from international data", Finance Research Letters, 9(2), pp. 63-72.
Rieger, M. O.; Wang, M.; Hens, T. (2017): Estimating Cumulative Prospect Theory Parameters from an International Survey. In: Theory and Decision Vol. 82 (Issue 4), pp. 567–596.

Rieger, M. O.; Wang, M.; Hens, T. (2015): Risk Preferences Around the World, Management Science, Vol. 61, Issue 3, pp. 637-648.

Rieger, M. O.; Wang, M.; Hens, T. (2013): International evidence on the equity premium puzzle and time discounting, Multinational Finance Journal, 17(3/4), pp. 149-163, 2013.

Wang, M.; Rieger, M. O.; Hens, T. (2017): The Impact of Culture on Loss Aversion. In: Journal of Behavioral Decision Making Vol. 30 (Iss. 2), pp. 270–281.

Wang, M.; Rieger, M. O.; Hens, T. (2016): How Time Preferences Differ: Evidence from 53 Countries, Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 52, pp. 115–135.