Financial competence and expectations formation: Evidence from Australia

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Show simple item record Bateman, H en_US Eckert, Christine en_US Geweke, John en_US Louviere, Jordan en_US Satchell, Stephen en_US Thorp, Susan en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-10-12T03:34:56Z 2012-10-12T03:34:56Z 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011001562 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bateman H et al. 2012, 'Financial competence and expectations formation: Evidence from Australia', Blackwell Publishing Asia, vol. 88, no. 280, pp. 39-63. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0013-0249 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract We study the financial competence of Australian retirement savers using self-assessed and quantified measures. Responses to financial literacy questions show large variation and compare poorly with some international surveys. Basic and sophisticated financial literacy vary significantly with most demographics, self-assessed financial competence, income, superannuation accumulation and net worth. General numeracy scores are largely constant across gender, age, higher education and income. Financial competence also significantly affects expectations of stock market performance. Using a discrete choice model, we show that individuals with a higher understanding of risk, diversification and financial assets are more likely to assign a probability to future financial crises rather than expressing uncertainty. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
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dc.title Financial competence and expectations formation: Evidence from Australia en_US
dc.parent The Economic Record en_US
dc.journal.volume 88 en_US
dc.journal.number 280 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 39 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 63 en_US BUS.School of Finance and Economics en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
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dc.personcode 995378 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US Applied Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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