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Diskussionspapiere 1582 / 2016

Determinants of Risk Aversion over Time: Experimental Evidence from Rural Thailand

We use a repeated incentivized risk experiment in rural Thailand to test determinants of changes in the level of individual risk aversion over time. We find that risk aversion significantly changes between 2008 and 2013 as a result of macro- andmicro-level shocks. Strong macroeconomic recovery following the 2007/08 financial crisis makes people more risk-seeking, whereas macroeconomic normalization ...

2016| Lukas Menkhoff, Sahra Sakha
Diskussionspapiere 1562 / 2016

Does Financial Education Impact Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior, and if So, When?

In a meta-analysis of 126 impact evaluation studies, we find that financial education significantly impacts financial behavior and, to an even larger extent, financial literacy. These results also hold for the subsample of randomized experiments (RCTs). However, intervention impacts are highly heterogeneous: Financial education is less effective for lowincome clients as well as in low and lower-middle ...

2016| Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
Diskussionspapiere 1552 / 2016

Equity Premium Prediction: Are Economic and Technical Indicators Unstable?

We show that technical indicators deliver stable economic value in predicting the U.S. equity premium over the out-of-sample period from 1966 to 2014. Results tentatively improve over time and beat alternatives over a large continuum of sub-periods. By contrast, economic indicators work well only until the 1970s, but thereafter they lose predictive power, even when the last crisis is considered. Translating ...

2016| Fabian Baetje, Lukas Menkhoff
Diskussionspapiere 1518 / 2015

When Is Foreign Exchange Intervention Effective? Evidence from 33 Countries

This study examines foreign exchange intervention based on novel daily data covering 33 countries from 1995 to 2011. We find that intervention is widely used and an effective policy tool, with a success rate in excess of 80 percent under some criteria. The policy works well in terms of smoothing the path of exchange rates, and in stabilizing the exchange rate in countries with narrow band regimes. ...

2015| Marcel Fratzscher, Oliver Goede, Lukas Menkhoff, Lucio Sarno, Tobias Stöhr
Diskussionspapiere 1504 / 2015

Childhood Roots of Financial Literacy

Financial literacy predicts informed financial decisions, but what explains financial literacy? We use the concept of financial socialization and aim to represent three major agents of financial socialization: family, school and work. Thus we compile twelve relevant childhood characteristics in a new survey study and examine their relation to financial literacy, while controlling for established socio-demographic ...

2015| Antonia Grohmann, Roy Kouwenberg, Lukas Menkhoff

Financial Education Matters: Testing the Effectiveness of Financial Education Across 76 Randomized Experiments

Do financial education programs affect financial knowledge and behaviors? We examine this question using a meta-analysis that incorporates studies from the past decade, which saw a rapid increase in financial education research. When examining data from 76 financial education randomized experiments across 33 countries covering over 160,000 individuals, we find that financial education improves both ...

Denver: NEFE, 2022, 9 S.
(Insights: Financial Capability ; April 2022)
| Tim Kaiser, Annamaria Lusardi, Lukas Menkhoff, Carly Urban

Geld, Kredit und Banken: Eine Einführung

Berlin: Springer Spektrum, 2020, XX, 422 S. | Horst Gischer, Bernhard Herz, Lukas Menkhoff
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Mobile Money, Financial Inclusion, and Unmet Opportunities: Evidence from Uganda

Mobile money is an important instrument to improve the degree of financial inclusion, especially in developing countries. However, having a mobile money account does not imply that this account is actually used. In our sample, 86% of microentrepreneurs own a mobile money account, but only 49% actively use it – the resulting gap indicates unmet opportunities. We estimate that mobile money reaches up ...

In: Journal of Development Studies 58 (2022), 4, S. 671-691 | Jana S. Hamdan, Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Lukas Menkhoff
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Risky Asset Holdings during Covid-19 and their Distributional Impact: Evidence from Germany

We present evidence from a repeated survey on risky asset holdings carried out on a representative sample of the German population six times between April and June 2020. Given the size of the Covid-19 shock, we find little evidence of portfolio rebalancing in April 2020. In May, however, individual investors started buying heavily, parallel to market recovery. The cross-section shows large differences ...

In: The Review of Income and Wealth 68 (2022), 2, . 497-517 | Lukas Menkhoff, Carsten Schröder
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Active Learning Improves Financial Education: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

We conduct a randomized field experiment to study the effects of two financial education interventions offered to small-scale retailers in rural western Uganda. The treatments contrast “active learning” with traditional “lecturing” within standardized lesson-plans. After six months, active learning has a positive effect on savings and investment outcomes, in contrast to small or zero effects for lecturing. ...

In: Journal of Development Economics 157 (2022), 102870, 9 S. | Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
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