摘要：We examine how the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the Hubei province of China impacted pro-social behavior and attitudes toward risk and uncertainty. The study repeatedly applies a panel of financially incentivized individual and strategic decision tasks via the WeChat social media platform to a population of preregistered Wuhan University students. We find that the initial outbreak coupled with the lock-down of Wuhan City led to an uptick in altruism, trust, and ambiguity aversion and a downtick in risk aversion. Over the remaining samples, we observed that all measurements return to baseline levels except for risk aversion.
本文发表于AEA Papers and Proceedings（原AER Papers and Proceedings）2021年第111卷，武汉大学经管院B+类期刊, 通讯作者为魏立佳教授，第一作者Jason Shachat为珞珈讲座教授。原文链接：https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/pandp.20211002。