TY - GEN
N2 - Dual approaches have proved their value in many areas of economic analysis. Until recently, however, they have been virtually ignored in the analysis of choice under uncertainty. In this paper, we present a dual formulation of choice under uncertainty based on a few simple assumptions about preferences, namely, continuity, monotonicity and convexity of preference sets. Particular emphasis is given to showing that the additive separability restriction, key to expected-utility theory, on preferences can be dropped with little loss of analytic power for a broad class of choice problems.
AB - Dual approaches have proved their value in many areas of economic analysis. Until recently, however, they have been virtually ignored in the analysis of choice under uncertainty. In this paper, we present a dual formulation of choice under uncertainty based on a few simple assumptions about preferences, namely, continuity, monotonicity and convexity of preference sets. Particular emphasis is given to showing that the additive separability restriction, key to expected-utility theory, on preferences can be dropped with little loss of analytic power for a broad class of choice problems.
T1 - Dual approaches to the analysis of risk aversion
DA - 2006-06-15
DA - 2006-06-15
AU - Chambers, Robert G.
AU - Quiggin, John
L1 - http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/151175/files/WPR06_1.pdf
LA - en_US
PY - 2006-06-15
PY - 2006-06-15
ID - 151175
L4 - http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/151175/files/WPR06_1.pdf
KW - Risk and Uncertainty
KW - Risk and uncertainty
TI - Dual approaches to the analysis of risk aversion
Y1 - 2006-06-15
L2 - http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/151175/files/WPR06_1.pdf
LK - http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/151175/files/WPR06_1.pdf
UR - http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/151175/files/WPR06_1.pdf
ER -