Faculty of Business and Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

Göttingen researchers investigate the effect of income inequality on behaviour

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Do differences in performance have an impact on the appetite for risk-taking in decision-makers? Economists at the University of Göttingen have addressed this question. The result of their study is that people's willingness to take risks increases as soon as they get a lower return than other people with whom they compare themselves. At the same time, decision-makers take lower risks if they get a higher return than their peers. The study was published in the journal Games and Economic Behavior.

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In the Global South less than one-third of high blood pressure patients treated

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Healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is poorly prepared for the increasing number of high blood pressure (ie hypertension) disorders. More than two-thirds of all people affected go without treatment. Researchers led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Faculty of Business and Economics (Prof. Dr. Sebastian Vollmer, Chair of Development Economics/ Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)) and the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg have discovered this. The study appeared in The Lancet.

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