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We study the estimation of risk aversion preferences with experimental data. The focus is on the trade-offs that arise when choosing between two different elicitation methods that have different degrees of difficulty for subjects. We analyze how and when the simpler, but coarser, elicitation method may be preferred to the more complex, but finer, one. Results indicate that the more complex measure has an overall superior predictive accuracy, but its downside is that subjects exhibit noisierdoi:10.2139/ssrn.1883787 fatcat:2mhcvw52ezattfq7vm62sgiyr4