Table 3.

Regression of risk aversion on Baron-Cohen ″Reading the mind in the eyes″ test scores

Whole sample
Only men
Only women
IIIIIIIVVVIVII
Baron-Cohen eye test0.595***0.508**0.507**0.2190.2231.319***1.244***
(0.222)(0.217)(0.218)(0.254)(0.255)(0.422)(0.418)
Gender: Female = 16.997***4.859**
(1.780)(2.193)
Testosterone (pg/mL)−0.041−0.020−0.122**
(0.026)(0.029)(0.058)
Observations457457457317317140140
R-squared0.0150.0490.0540.0020.0040.0560.080
  • This table shows Ordinary Least Squares regressions of the premium a subject was willing to pay to avoid a 50/50 lottery $0/$200 on his/her score in Baron-Cohen ″reading the mind in the eyes″ test. Test scores are negatively correlated with risk aversion. Heteroschedasticity robust standard errors are reported in brackets.

  • * Means significantly different from zero at the 10% level (two-tail t test),

  • ** at the 5% level, and

  • *** at the 1% level.