Non-Expected Utility and Risk Management: A Special Issue of the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theoryby Christian Gollier
Expected utility provides simple, testable properties of the optimum behavior that should be displayed by risk-averse individuals in risky decisions. Simultaneously, given the existence of paradoxes under the expected utility paradigm, expected utility can only be regarded as an approximation of actual behavior. A more realistic model is needed. This is particularly true when treating attitudes toward small probability events: the standard situation for insurable risks.
Non-Expected Utility and Risk Management examines whether the existing results in insurance economics are robust to more general models of behavior under risk.
- Springer Netherlands
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- Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1995
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- 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)
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