What Do Uncertainty-Averse Decision-Makers Believe? A Note

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dc.contributor.author Ryan, Matthew en
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-30T20:53:18Z en
dc.date.available 2006-11-30T20:53:18Z en
dc.date.issued 1999 en
dc.identifier.citation Department of Economics Working Paper Series 189 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/143 en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this note is to plug an important gap in our understanding of the epistemic foundations of uncertainty-averse behavior. For Choquet expected utility maximizers (Schmeidler (1989)), the beliefs which motivate uncertainty-averse choice are frequently identified using Dow and Werlang's (1994) notion of support for convex capacities. Building on the work of Morris (1997), we present a new, preference-based belief operator which is is shown to characterize such epistemic inferences. This makes their behavioral foundations transparent, and enables readier comparison with alternative epistemic models for such behavior. en
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dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Department of Economics Working Paper Series (1997-2006) en
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dc.subject.other Economics en
dc.title What Do Uncertainty-Averse Decision-Makers Believe? A Note en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the author en
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