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Case Study 31 UK Lottery and riskloving behaviour

A lottery is a game of chance that in the UK, and many other countries of the world, attracts a high proportion of the population to play on a regular basis. On a typical Saturday between 40 and 50 million lottery tickets are sold to the UK's population of around 60 million. The UK lottery involves buying tickets for 1 each. The buyer selects six numbers from the 49 available. Twice a week a televised draw takes place and six numbers (plus a bonus number) are drawn. The winners of the jackpot are those ticket holders whose chosen six numbers match those drawn. The UK National Lottery allocates the revenue earned as follows Lottery tax Costs of lottery operator The expected value of participating in the lottery can be calculated as previously explained. The calculation is shown in Table 3.4. The odds of winning are converted into probabilities in column 3, allowing the expected value of the average prize to be calculated as 45.7 pence. The measured variance is 20.7 pence and the...

Historical Trends Lottery Winners And The Carnegie Conjecture

In the lottery see large increases in their incomes and, as a result, large outward shifts in their budget constraints. Because the winners' wages have not changed, however, the slopes of their budget constraints remain the same. There is, therefore, no substitution effect. By examining the behavior of lottery winners, we can isolate the income effect on labor supply. The results from studies of lottery winners are striking. Of those winners who win more than 50,000, almost 25 percent quit working within a year, and another 9 percent reduce the number of hours they work. Of those winners who win more than 1 million, almost 40 percent stop working. The income effect on labor supply of winning such a large prize is substantial.

Lottery C7

Lotteries are as ancient as Moses' in the Book of Numbers, chapter 26, and Julius Caesar's to fund repairs to Rome. several major Us universities and the British Library used lotteries to raise initial funding. Today many Us states have their own lotteries. A national lottery was reintroduced in the UK in 1994. Within three years 70 per cent of the population were regularly playing the game and 13 per cent of the gaming market had been secured by the lottery. A private consortium, Camelot, has run the lottery for a fee of 1 per cent of the sales revenue. it has distributed 50 per cent of the take in prize money and 28 per cent has been devoted to 'good causes' not otherwise funded by the government, especially sport and the arts. Lottery fever has always provoked concern as the gullible poor can ruin themselves through buying tickets. The odds of winning the jackpot in the UK lottery, 14 million to 1, illustrate the view of Adam smith 'the chance of gain is...

Models Of Sin Based On Rational Choice By Isolated Individuals

V. the independence axiom which says if the lottery P* is preferred (or indifferent) to the lottery P then the mixture aP* + (1 - a)P** will be preferred or indifferent to the mixture aP + (1 - a)P** for all a 0 and P**. The would-be saint is playing a game against the 'state of nature' which determines their probability of salvation in the 'retreat' or 'no retreat' states. 'No retreat' involves pursuing the same life as other people whilst retreat involves hermit-style withdrawal into deserts, caves, farmyards, etc. If rational, sainthood is a game involving lifetime and post-existence utility calculations and all the relevant payoffs will be compared. To simplify the problem we need to assume a known lifetime with fixed imaginary time periods for purgatory and the afterlife, and a constant discount rate, fixed risk-preference and other tastes. The sainthood game is played against nature in the sense that nature determines the probabilities of high and low temptation and the...

Religion In The Marketplace

All of this sounds like a strong disincentive to running any kind of mandatory missionary service (a la military conscription) in which, for example, all are liable but only those selected in a lottery are sent to serve. However, there is one big promotional idea which missionaries are a good way of pushing and that is, of course, sin. The Christian missionaries of Victorian England were propagated on a quest premised on the idea that the less developed world contained savages steeped in sinful depravity such as naked rituals, cannibalism and devil worship. The idea that one is saving the world is an attractive positive externality to many people. The promotion of the idea of sin may also be useful as a means of attracting missionary work, and other forms of labour transfer, as the individual can be sold the notion that this is one way of increasing their personal probability of salvation. In the extreme case, where religions adopting such a view dominate the state, this may be...

Probability theory and statistical inference

In October 1985 Mrs Evelyn Adams of New Jersey, USA, won 3.9 million in the State lottery at odds of 1 in 3 200 000. In February 1986 she again won, though this time only ( ) 1.4 million at odds of 1 in 5 200 000. The odds against both these wins were calculated at about 1 in 17 300 billion. Mrs Adams is quoted as saying 'They say good things come in threes, so . . .'.

Reasoning and belief revision

It is not easy to find a probabilistic counterpart to the first two reasoning operations. For nonmonotonic reasoning, it is not enough to assume that A normally entails B if the probability of A conditional to B is greater than some threshold, as illustrated by the 'lottery paradox' (each lottery ticket does not ensure an actor will win the jackpot, but their disjunction does). For abductive reasoning, it is not enough to assume that B is abduced from A if the probability of A conditional on B is greater than the probability of A. But for the third operation, counterfactual reasoning, a transcription principle called the 'Stalnaker

The Great Brain Drain

The big financial rewards are possible only because the level of risk is high. The fledgling hedge fund manager has to run a portfolio and run a small business at the same time. Running a business means dealing with everything from personnel compensation to the color of the carpet. Many wannabe hedge fund managers are not up to the task, so the failure rate is high. In this respect, starting a hedge fund is like any other new business venture. Launching a hedge fund is like buying a lottery ticket The odds of winning are small, but if you win, you can win big. It's what we will later classify as a long volatility trade.

Sources of uncertainty

Under uncertainty, the concept of an action has to be extended, but it is always defined by its conditional consequences. For Bernoullian uncertainty, the decision-maker has to choose between 'lotteries', a lottery being a set of consequences weighted by the probability of the corresponding states. For Knightian uncertainty, the decision-maker has to

Realistic Theories of Financial Markets

Many of the crucial ideas of behavioral economics are derived from the work of psychologist Daniel Kahneman and his longtime collaborator, the late Amos Tversky.20 Among other crucial ideas, Kahneman and Tversky showed that people have difficulty in handling probability judgments and, in particular, tend to overweight certain kinds of low probability events, such as the chance of winning the lottery or dying in an airplane crash.

Choice rules under uncertainty

And selects the lottery with maximum expected payoff. Empirically criticized by N. Bernoulli (Bernoulli, 1738), it was extended as the 'expected utility rule'. Outside the probability distribution on states, the decision-maker is endowed with a utility function on (sure) consequences, leading him to select the lottery with greatest expected utility. Empirically refuted by Allais (Allais, 1953), it was again extended by Quiggin (Quiggin, 1982) as the 'rank dependent utility rule'. Two functions are introduced, a utility function on consequences and a (cumulative) probability deformation function. The latter states that probabilities are subjectively modified by underestimating low probabilities and overestimating high probabilities. In the two last choice rules, the decision-maker's risk-aversion is expressed by the utility function and the probability deformation function respectively. In a Knightian context, the usual choice rule is the 'minimax rule'. It asserts that the...

Other notations for expected utility

We have proved the expected utility theorem for the case where there are two outcomes to the lotteries. As indicated earlier, it is straightforward to extend this proof to the case of a finite number of outcomes by using compound lotteries. If outcome xl is received with probability p, for i 1 , ,n, then the expected utility of this lottery is simply We can subsume both of these cases by using the expectation operator. Let X be a random variable that takes on values denoted by x. Then the utility of X is also a random variable, u(X). The expectation of this random variable, Eu(X) is simply the expected utility associated with the lottery X. In the case of a discrete random variable, Eu(X) is given by (11.2), and in the case of a continuous random variable Eu(X) is given by (11.3).

State dependent utility

For example, suppose that there are two states of nature, hot and cold, which we index by h and c. Let Xh be the amount of ice cream delivered when it is hot and xc the amount delivered when it is cold. Then if the probability of hot weather is p, we may write a particular lottery as pu(h,Xh) + (1 p)u(c,xc). Here the bundle of goods that is delivered in one state is hot weather and xh units of ice cream, and cold weather and xc units of ice cream in the other state.

Imagine That Winemakers In The State Of Washington Petitioned The State Government To Tax Wines Imported From

When the government of Tradeland decides to impose an import quota on foreign cars, three proposals are suggested (1) Sell the import licenses in an auction. (2) Distribute the licenses randomly in a lottery. (3) Let people wait in line and distribute the licenses on a first-come, first-served basis. Compare the effects of these policies. Which policy do you think has the largest deadweight losses Which policy has the smallest deadweight losses Why (Hint The government's other ways of raising tax revenue all cause deadweight losses themselves.)

Contemporary Economics And Envy

Star envy and jealousy do not seem to conspicuously plague the modern individual and may in fact be replaced by fantasizing about the stars' lives or indeed wishful thinking about emulation or outright attempts to enter this particular lottery. This may be due to the market, and its metaphors, becoming part of the mindset of everyday people who have never studied formal economics. Occasional outbreaks of envy jealousy do occur. A good example of this is the case of salaries in the sporting labour market. Writing in the Detroit News, 15 December, 2000 under a heading of 'Fans who bash athletes' salaries don't understand basic economics', Rob Parker says, 'In case you are forgetting, this is a free market society. Salaries, both big and small, are based solely on what the market can bear.' He goes on to claim that fans who critique their star players' high earnings as ludicrous are being hypocritical and jealous

Explorationexploitation dilemma

For instance, consider a decision-maker playing in a casino with a 'two-armed bandit'. Each arm corresponds to a possible action leading to a random result conditional on a state of nature (in fact a lottery). Moreover, each arm is characterized by a fixed probability distribution over the states. The decision-maker knows the structural form of that distribution (normal, Bernoullian), but not its parameters. Nevertheless, he is endowed with a probability distribution over the unknown parameters (for each arm). He chooses one arm in each period and observes the result obtained by his action, hence the state of nature univocally associated with it. His overall choice rule is the maximization of intertemporal expected payoff with a certain discount factor.

Winning Often Versus Winning

To illustrate this difference, consider the difference between buying lottery tickets and selling insurance. When you buy a lottery ticket, the probability of winning is low, but if you do win, you win big. Selling insurance is exactly the opposite. Lloyd's of London thrived for many years because individual investors, called names, were willing to collect premium checks in exchange for promising to make big payments in the event of large insurance claims. The names enjoyed cashing the checks for many years then a series of large claims forced many of them into bankruptcy. Similarly, in the mid-1980s many small investors made money by selling puts on the U.S. stock market. As the market kept moving up, the puts expired worthless, and the put sellers were happy. Then the crash of 1987 came, and the put sellers faced losses vastly larger than any gains that they had experienced. The insurance seller is weighing the high probability of small gains against the small probability of large...

Long Volatility Versus Short Volatility

Buying lottery tickets and selling insurance. It's not even the contrast between aggressive growth stocks and high-yield bonds. If you believe that these numbers will hold in the future, then it seems crazy not to put all your money in stocks. If you're agonizing about whether your equity allocation should be 60 percent or 70 percent, it's likely that you don't fully believe the numbers. You don't want to make too big a bet on the accuracy of your estimates. Most people like the idea of consistent returns. They like money managers who just try for singles and doubles, and they wouldn't think of buying a lottery ticket. They may like option selling as a strategy since time is on their side. But the basic position in all these cases is a short volatility position. The investor is seeking the high probability of a modest return, which means that the low-probability loss may be large in relation to the potential gain. At the extremes, short volatility strategies are often compared to...

Simulation for PRR Measurement

The measure of perceived risk is empirically important to analyze the outcomes of decisions. Earlier perceived risk measurement models use the moments of a distribution and their transformations, such as mean, variance, skewness, range, and so forth. For example, the work by Coombs and Meyer (1969), Bawa (1975), and Jean (1975) introduce lower partial moments (LPMs) reflecting the negative meaning of risk from a psychological point of view. It is a biased version compared to the previous moment-based approach. The LPMs model has been tested by Unser (2000) in an experimental study with a favorable result. A different perceived risk measurement model is proposed by Jia, Dyer, and Butler (1999) using the mean and standard risk of a decomposed lottery, which is relevant to the axiomatization of the risk theory by Pollatsek and Tversky (1970). The PRR addressed in this research, however, is dynamic and case-specific. For example, a trade only provides an opportunity to a pair of traders,...

National spectrum assignment

Lottery First-come-first-served and the lottery are methods by which administrative effort and discretionary choice is essentially limited. Both are therefore rapid and involve little administrative costs. The-first-come-first-served method has been criticised for its allocative inefficiency and the possibility of strategic pre-emption. The lottery is similarly inefficient from the point of view of resource allocation, as the licence receiver may make inefficient use of it. Allocative efficiency may be restored by allowing for resale of the licence, but at the cost of violating the principle of equity.

Spectrum assignment in practice

The FCC became administratively overburdened in assigning all the licences in one step, so selection had to be made in stages. The thirty largest MSAs were dealt with in round one further rounds were organised at five-month intervals. In the successive rounds, the number of bidders increased significantly. For instance, in round three (concerning the MSAs ranking from sixty-one to ninety in terms of inhabitants) there were more than sixteen applications per licence. The FCC could not cope with processing such a large number of bids and so the licences from round three onwards were awarded by lottery. The numbers of participants increased as the pre-qualification criteria for taking part in the lottery were relaxed. It also happened that winners of licences did not always have the resources for implementing a mobile telecommunications network, and in 1987 the FCC determined that it was legal to trade the licence. The lottery for the thirty licences in round four attracted 5182...

Our relationship with money

Our relationship with money is one of the most important social phenome-nons of our age. Almost everyone talks about their relationship with money. We stress about not having enough money or how to make more money. The rich often stress about what to do with their money or with the label of being rich. Some people have asked me personally how they can get more of it as if I am an alchemist of money creation. Many dream about winning the lottery to get ahead and realize their real dreams. Students in universities and colleges are increasingly fixated on making their first million dollars when they graduate indeed many expect it. We live in a money-centric-valued world where everything that is produced or purchased or consumed is transacted with what we call money. Everything, it would seem, revolves around money. We have come to believe that we won't survive without money, that it is necessary to fulfill our needs, yet have forgotten that money is a tool we invented, a form of an...

The Fed And The Money Supply

Suppose the Fed wants to change the nation's money supply. (Why would the Fed want to do this The answer will have to wait until the next chapter.) There are many ways this could be done. To increase the money supply, the Fed could print up currency and give it to Fed officials, letting them spend it as they wish. Or it could hold a lottery and give all of the newly printed money to the winner. To decrease the money supply, the Fed could require that all citizens turn over a portion of their cash to Fed officials who would then feed it into paper shredders.

Managerial Application 142

The success of state-run lotteries is convincing evidence that many in our society display risk-seeking behavior, especially when small sums of money are involved. The popularity of lotteries stems from the fact that ticket buyers appear eager to pay 1 for a bet that has an expected return of less than 1. When only 50 percent of lottery-ticket revenues are paid out in the form of prizes, each 1 ticket has an expected return of only 50tf. In such circumstances, the price of 1 in expected return is 2 in certain dollars. The willingness to pay such a premium for the unlikely chance at a lottery payoff that might reach into the millions of dollars stems from the fact that such opportunities are rare and lottery-ticket buyers value them highly. Many of the poor, uneducated, or elderly have no opportunity for hitting the jackpot in their careers. The lottery is their only chance, however remote, at a substantial sum of money. It should therefore come as no surprise that lottery-ticket...

Possible Risk Attitudes

In theory, three possible attitudes toward risk are present aversion to risk, indifference to risk, and preference for risk. Risk aversion characterizes individuals who seek to avoid or minimize risk. Risk neutrality characterizes decision makers who focus on expected returns and disregard the dispersion of returns (risk). Risk seeking characterizes decision makers who prefer risk. Given a choice between more risky and less risky investments with identical expected monetary returns, a risk averter selects the less risky investment and a risk seeker selects the riskier investment. Faced with the same choice, the risk-neutral investor is indifferent between the two investment projects. Some individuals prefer high-risk projects and the corresponding potential for substantial returns, especially when relatively small sums of money are involved. Entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, speculators, and lottery ticket buyers are all examples of individuals who sometimes display risk-seeking...

The Dynamics Of A Regulatory Process More Regulation Partial Deregulation And Reregulation12

Source of the initial demands for regulation. Political entrepreneurs demand regulations expecting the benefits from them to accrue to the entrepreneur and the members of his organization, but many of the benefits are dissipated (e.g., as time costs rise for consumers under a price ceiling, for instance), or redirected (e.g., as both market and other political entrepreneurs adjusted along numerous margins to capture value that was intended for members of the interest group constituencies). Thus, political entrepreneurs who initiate the original regulations are likely to demand more regulations (e.g., in the price ceiling case, to reduce time costs by instituting some other rationing mechanism, such as the use of rationing coupons or a lottery - for instance, see Boyce, 1994) and control the previously uncontrolled margins along which superfluous adjustments are being made e.g., new regulations were created in many states to prevent reductions in octane levels by firms selling gasoline...

An efficient procedure

Algorithm by removing the potential penalty for relinquishing a room. We begin with the assumption that only one of the rooms is occupied before the matching process begins. The new allocation scheme, called the serial choice with guarantee (SCG1) algorithm, proceeds in the same fashion as SCNG, except that all students are numbered, perhaps by lottery, and all participate, and if at some stage someone claims a room that you occupy you get to take that student's place in line, which means that it is now your turn to choose. You can reclaim your own room or take a better one if one is available. It is the possibility of getting a better room if someone takes yours, and the right to reclaim your room if nothing better is available, that guarantees that the outcome will be efficient.

The Endowment Effect Lossaversion And Status Quo Bias

The experimental evidence documenting this behavior is well-established. Knetsch and Sinden (1984) provided one of the earliest laboratory demonstrations of the endowment effect. In this study, participants were endowed with either 2.00 or a lottery ticket. Each subject was offered to trade the lottery ticket for the money, or vice versa. Standard economic theory would predict that approximately 50 of participants would choose to switch their endowed good for the alternative. However, very few subjects chose to switch. Those who were given lottery tickets tended to prefer lottery tickets while those who were given cash tended to prefer the cash, even though the cash and the lottery tickets were assigned to participants arbitrarily. Kahneman, Knetsch, and Thaler (1990) found that the endowment effect survives when subjects face market discipline and have a chance to learn, though Coursey, Hovis, and Shulze (1987) had previously found that a market setting does diminish (but not...

St Petersburg Paradox

The expected monetary gain of a lottery, gamble, portfolio of stocks, or any other risky venture is computed by adding the probabilities of each possible outcome multiplied by the monetary value of the outcome. For example, consider a risk that involves winning nothing should a head be the outcome of a (fair) coin toss or winning 20 million should a tail be the outcome. Since the probability of each A natural question that arises is how to compare situations involving risk. For example, would one preler the risky situation above to receiving 5 million if a head appears and 10 million if a tail appears (expected value S7.5 million) A simple suggestion would be to postulate that individuals prefer those risks with the highest possible expected monetary gain. The example above might convince one that this postulate leaves something to be desired, as many individuals may well prefer the second lottery despite its lower expected monetary value. The Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli...

The Kaldorhicks Criteria And The Wtp And

Suppose, for example, that the government proposes a project that will raise the price of electricity to consumer A but that to undertake it they also need to buy land from consumer A and the income from the sale of the land will more than offset the higher electricity cost. Consider two ways to value this project. It could be regarded as two different projects, one involving the sale of land and the other an increase in electricity prices, or as one project. When it is evaluated as two separate projects, this assumes that the consumer values the higher price as a loss to be measured by the WTA. If the consumer were to regard the project as just one project with a gain, the KHZ measure would be the WTP and the measure of gain for the overall project would be larger than when valued as two separate projects. Thaler (1985) reports an experiment in which the following questions were asked. Who should be happier A who wins 100 in the state lottery but the same day drops a bottle of ink...

Cash E4

The most liquid of assets, consisting of coin and banknotes often defined as a zero-interest asset, although Goodhart and others have suggested that interest could be paid by running a national lottery on the serial numbers of the notes. Commercial banks also regard deposits at the 'central' bank as cash.

Allais paradox

One of the axioms underlying expected utility theory requires that, if A is preferred to B, a lottery assigning a probability p to winning A and (1 - p) to C will be preferred to another lottery assigning probability p to B and (1 -p) to C, irrespective of what C is. The Allais paradox, due to French economist Maurice Allais (1911-2001, Nobel Prize 1988) challenges this axiom. Given a choice between one million euro and a gamble offering a 10 per cent chance of receiving five million, an 89 per cent chance of obtaining one million and a 1 per cent chance of receiving nothing, you are likely to pick the former. Nevertheless, you are also likely to prefer a lottery offering a 10 per cent probability of obtaining five million (and 90 per cent of gaining nothing) to another with 11 per cent probability of obtaining one million and 89 per cent of winning nothing.

Industry

Affords, for if the prevailing rate of interest on money loans is five per cent., each dollar of dividends is capitalized at 20. It might seem that the dividend would be declared if earned, otherwise not. The matter is not so simple and impersonal, however. The control of corporations is vested in the hands of a small group of directors who have both the opportunity and the temptation to withhold dividends when they are earned, to pay them with borrowed money if unearned, and in either case to keep the stock-holders and the public in ignorance of the real condition and earning power of the business. The stocks can, by this manipulation of dividends, be made a lottery for the legitimate investor, a trap for the unwary and a source of unrighteous gain by men recreant to their trusts.

Lotteries

The first task is to describe the set of choices facing the consumer. We shall imagine that the choices facing the consumer take the form of lotteries. A lottery is denoted by p o x (1 p) o y. This notation means the consumer receives prize x with probability p and prize y with probability (1 p).v The prizes may be money, bundles of goods, or even further lotteries. Most situations involving behavior under risk can be put into this lottery framework. L2. p o x (1 p) oy (1 p) oy Q po x. The consumer doesn't care about the order in which the lottery is described. L3. q o (p o x (1 p) o y) (1 - q) o y (qp) o x (1 - qp) o y. A consumer's perception of a lottery depends only on the net probabilities of receiving the various prizes. Under these assumptions we can define C, the space of lotteries available to the consumer. The consumer is assumed to have preferences on this lottery space given any two lotteries, he can choose between them. As usual we will assume the preferences are...

Risk aversion

Let us consider the case where the lottery space consists solely of gambles with money prizes. We know that if the consumer's choice behavior satisfies the various required axioms, we can find a representation of utility that has the expected utility property. This means that we can describe the consumer's behavior over all money gambles if we only know this particular representation of his utility function for money. For example, to compute the consumer's expected utility of a gamble p o x (1 p) o y, we just look at pu(x) + (1 - p)u(y). This construction is illustrated in Figure 11.1 for p Notice that in this example the consumer prefers to get the expected value of the lottery. That is, the utility of the lottery u p o x (1 - p) o y) is less than the utility of the expected value of the lottery, px + (1 - p)y. Such behavior is called risk aversion. A consumer may also be risk loving in such a case, the consumer prefers a lottery to its expected value.

Genetic Operators

We allow for essentially all standard crossover operators, in particular, singlecutpoint regular crossover (cf. Schmitt, 1998 Vose, 1999), unrestricted crossover (cf. Schmitt, 1998), regular multiple-cutpoint, uniform crossover (cf. Vose, 1999), and gene-lottery crossover (cf. Schmitt, 2003).

Proposition

The lottery system for assigning scarce frequency band is inefficient as there is a strictly positive probability that frequency will be assigned to the less efficient firm. Obviously, one way to turn lotteries into an efficient allocation mechanism is to allow winners to sell their rights for using the scarce frequency to the highest bidder. McMillan (1994) provides an example of a group that was chosen by a lottery in 1989 to run cellular telephones in Cape Cod. The group then sold its license to Southwestern Bell for 41 million. To see this, suppose now that firm B (the less efficient firm) was

Sources

Negotiations don't always break down, particularly when the difference in reservation values is extreme. Spectrum licenses were allocated by lottery in the United States from 1982 to 1993. In 1991 the lucky winner of a cellular telephone license subsequently sold it to Southwestern Bell for 41.5 million (New York Times, May 30, 1991, p. A1). However, the lotteries spawned serious inefficiencies that were not quickly rectified by the market. The individual communications provider served a relatively small territory, significantly delaying the creation of a nationwide network that would allow cell phone users to roam (Milgrom, 2004, pp. 3, 20).

Measuring Income

This definition can clearly cope with uncertainty since it operates in expec-tational terms. But this advantage is also its major shortcoming when a move is made towards applications. Expectations may be ill-defined or even irrational, so evaluation of the expected income flow may be unreasonably high or low. A literal application of the definition would not count windfall gains, such as unexpected gifts or lottery wins, as income because they are not expected despite such gains clearly raising the potential level of consumption. For these reasons, the Hicks definition of income is informative but not perfect.

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INCOME EFFECTS ON LABOR SUPPLY HISTORICAL HiK TRENDS- LOTTERY WINNERS, AND THE CARNEGIE U CONJECTURE Further evidence that the income effect on labor supply is stn ng comes from a very different kind of data winners of lotteries Winners of large prizes in the lottery see large increases in their incomes and, as a result, large outward shifts in their budget constraints. Because the winners' wages have not changed, however, tin- slopes of their budget constraints remain the s.inve. There is, therefore, no sub-. stitutkm cffcct. By examining the behavior of lottery winners, we can isolate the 1 income effect on labor supply. The results from studies of lottery winners are striking. Of those winners who win more than S50 XIII. almost 25 percent quit working within a year, and another No vcrn 9 to 5 icu v 9 percent reduce the number of hours they work. Of those winners who win more than 1 million, almost 40 percent stop working. The income effect on labor supply of winning such a large...

Evidence on Evasion

Turning now to experimental studies, tax evasion games have shown that evasion increases with the tax rate and that evasion falls as the fine is increased and the detection probability reduced. Further results have shown that women evade more often than men but evade lower amounts and that purchasers of lottery tickets, presumed to be less risk averse, were no more likely to evade than non-purchasers but evaded greater amounts when they did evade. Finally, the very nature of the tax evasion decision has been tested by running two sets of experiments. One was framed as a tax evasion decision and the other as a simple gamble with the same payoffs. For the tax evasion experiment some taxpayers chose not to evade even when they would under the same conditions with the gambling experiment.

Shapley value C7

The utility that a participant in an n-person game with an uncertain outcome, e.g. a lottery, expects to obtain. The game assumes that utility is transferable between the players and that it is a zero-sum game. shapley values have been used in models of taxation, the allocation of joint costs and the study of voting systems.

Morality And Markets

Physically identical things are often sold for different prices, usually because of accompanying conditions that are quite different. As noted in Chapter 6, two airline passengers sitting side by side in the same plane may have paid very different fares because one bought a guaranteed reservation, while the other was a standby who got on board when there happened to be space available. What they really bought were two very different probabilities of getting on board that plane. Only in retrospect did they end up with the same thing-but people do not act in retrospect. As of the time they acted, they bought very different things. Similarly, someone who wins an automobile with a 20 lottery ticket can end up with the same car for which someone else paid 20,000. But one bought a low probability of getting a car and the other bought a virtual certainty. The car they ended up with may be the same but what they bought was not the same.

Preliminaries

In addition, public choice and political economics are far from a conclusive theory of reforms of the public sector, sufficient to explain numerous delays and deadlocks. For economists, it is notoriously difficult to explain why there is such a striking difference between outcomes of current political markets and policy recommendations, if efficiency-enhancing measures can be complemented with compensatory mechanisms. Established political-economy explanations resort to very specific assumptions. Alesina and Drazen (1991) presume a non-intuitive tax system with information asymmetry resulting in the production of costly signals, and receive a version of the war of attritions. Howitt and Windtrobe (1995) postulate that with a reform initiative, the policy issue fully discloses in public and the reform initiator risks a loss with some probability. Thus, unwillingness to accept a lottery prevents from submitting a reform initiative. The model however requires passive media and passive...

Common Ground

As the inflation proceeds and the real value of the currency fluctuates wildly from month to month, all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless, and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.

Review Questions

Subjects are allowed to buy tickets in a lottery. One group is told that they have a 55 percent chance of winning, the other group is told that they have a 45 percent chance of not winning. Which group is more likely to buy lottery tickets What is the name for this effect

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