OBTAINING LOWER AND UPPER BOUNDS ON THE VALUE OF SEASONAL CLIMATE FORECASTS AS A FUNCTION OF RISK PREFERENCES

A methodological approach to obtain bounds on the value of information based on an inexact representation of the decision maker’s utility function is presented. Stochastic dominance procedures are used to derive the bounds. These bounds provide more information than the single point estimates associated with traditional decision analysis approach to valuing information, in that classes of utility functions can be considered instead of one specific utility function. Empirical results for valuing seasonal climate forecasts illustrate that the type of management strategy given by the decision maker’s prior knowledge interacts with the decision maker’s risk preferences to determine the bounds.


Issue Date:
1988-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/32118
Published in:
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 13, Number 2
Page range:
285-293
Total Pages:
9




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