Three essays on economic behavior and preferences

Sebastian Roth

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Using both aggregate and individual level data, this thesis analyzes human behavior and preferences in economics across three distinct, but nevertheless related, essays. In particular, the first essay investigates investment behavior in the context of the Australian pension fund industry. The second essay then examines a set of preferences - which have been hypothesized to determine investment behavior, as well as a wide variety of other important decisions that individuals make - following the 2008 Financial Crisis, before turning to explore the preferences of people after the 2009 Black Saturday Fires in Victoria, Australia, in the third and final essay.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Jetter, Michael, Supervisor
  • Magnusson, Leandro, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date9 Nov 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020


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