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Volume 132, 2022Innovative Economic Symposium 2021 – New Trends in Business and Corporate Finance in COVID-19 Era (IES2021)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||New Trends in Business and Corporate Finance in COVID-19 Era|
|Published online||05 January 2022|
Does COVID-19 really make people risk aversion in investment decision-making?
1 Graduate School of Venture, Hoseo University, Seoul, Korea
2 College of Business Administration, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The economic fallout from COVID-19 pandemic changes individuals’ investment perceptions and behaviors in a tremendous way. Consequently, investment decision-making has been affected as people have to adjust to the new environment. This study aims to study whether COVID-19 really make people risk aversion due to the economic slowdown. Our empirical results are analyzed from household finance data in U.S in July 2021. It is found that COVID-19 proximity, income, and occupation are positively associate with risking taking in investment decision-making, while age and family size are not. This study contributes to the newly emerged body of knowledge on post pandemic investment decision-making and risk behavior analysis and provide implications for financial investment institutions.
Key words: Risk aversion / Risk taking / Investment decision-making / COVID-19 pandemic
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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