In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Professor of Economics Julie Nelson explains her findings on risk taking by men and women. Contrary to conventional wisdom, Nelson's study finds the genders very similar with regard to risk appetite. Nelson also finds that interpretations of previous research have overstated such differences. But one notable finding is that groups of men tend to be less risk averse than groups of women or mixed groups. Read the full story about Professor Nelson's study here.
Professor Nelson’s Study on Gender and Risk Taking Covered by Wall Street Journal