Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE150101032 [ 2015-01-01 - 2019-05-30 ]

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Researchers: Agnieszka Tymula (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award)

Brief description Economic analysis of peer effects in adolescence and adulthood. Although healthier, stronger and better at reasoning than young children, adolescents' morbidity and mortality rates are double those of young children. Unintentional injury, mostly avoidable and attributed to wrong decisions, is the biggest cause of death and hospitalisation among adolescents in Australia. Peer presence is likely to be a major cause of adolescents' inferior decision-making. This project aims to use experimental economics methods to study how peer presence affects the parameters of the economic decision model, specifically risk tolerance, discounting, and propensity to make errors. The project aims to advance the understanding of decision-making across the lifespan, inform theoretical modelling and advise policy-makers how to reduce the risks to adolescents.

Funding Amount $378,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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