Comparing the Balloon Analogue Risk Task With the Bomb Risk Elicitation Task



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Project Description

The Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) is a method designed by psychologists to measure risk preferences by presenting individuals with a computer simulation of pumping air into a series of balloons (Lejuez et al., 2002). However, the existing design of BART does not measure risk attitudes accurately. We will make modifications to the BART and compare it with the Bomb Risk Elicitation Task (BRET) which is used in Economics. 


Undergraduate Contribution

Help with literature review and coding the interface for the experiment in Z-tree and O-tree


Requirements and/or Application Instructions

Interested in social sciences and studying human behavior. Experience with literature review, preferably in experimental economics and/or psychology. Familiarity with Python is a bonus.  Interested applicants, please send your CV to Kenneth at