Mathieu Lefebvre

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Under income-differentiated mortality, poverty measures reflect not only the "true" poverty, but, also, the interferences or noise caused by the survival process at work. Such interferences lead to the Mortality Paradox: the worse the survival conditions of the poor are, the lower the measured poverty is. We examine several solutions to avoid that paradox.(More)
The occurrence of pancreatic pseudocysts of the right hepatic lobe during acute biliary pancreatitis is a rare event. We report the unusual case of a 69-year-old woman who was hospitalised for biliary pancreatitis. The patient suffered from right hypochondrial pain. A CT-scan performed at day 12 showed pancreatic pseudocysts in the right hepatic lobe. A(More)
Most studies on the effect of incentives on risk attitude use within-subject designs. This may however raise an issue of sequentiality of effects as later choices may be influenced by earlier ones. This paper reports between-subject results on the effect of monetary stakes on risk attitudes for small probability prospects. Under low stakes, we find the(More)
In a series of experiments conducted in Belgium (Wallonia and Flanders), France and the Netherlands, we compare behavior regarding tax evasion and welfare dodging, with and without information about others’ behavior. Subjects have to decide between a ‘registered’ income, the realization of which will be known to the tax authority for sure, and an(More)
Health Status, Disability and Retirement Incentives in Belgium Many Belgian retire well before the statutory retirement age. Numerous exit routes from the labor force can be identified: old-age pensions, conventional early retirement, disability insurance, and unemployment insurance are the most prominent ones. We analyze the retirement decision of Belgian(More)
Classic financial agency theory recommends compensation through stock options rather than shares to induce risk neutrality in otherwise risk averse agents. In an experiment, we find that subjects acting as executives do also take risks that are excessive from the perspective of shareholders if compensated through options. Compensation through restricted(More)
We experimentally study how receiving information about tax compliance of others affects individuals’ occupational choices and subsequent evading decisions. In one treatment individuals receive information about the highest tax evasion rates of Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s10797-014-9318-z) contains(More)
The ratio bias––according to which individuals prefer to bet on probabilities expressed as a ratio of large numbers to normatively equivalent or superior probabilities expressed as a ratio of small numbers––has recently gained momentum, with researchers especially in health economics emphasizing the policy importance of the phenomenon. Although the bias has(More)
The ratio bias––according to which individuals prefer to bet on probabilities expressed as a ratio of large numbers to normatively equivalent or superior probabilities expressed as a ratio of small numbers––has recently gained momentum, with researchers especially in health economics emphasizing the policy importance of the phenomenon. Although the bias has(More)