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Gains from diversification: a regret theory approach

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  • Martín Jorge Egozcue

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    (Universidad de la República)

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    In this paper we analyze a regret-averse individual best choice in a two risky assets portfolio. We extend previous literature and contribute new results by considering a model with two assets. We get the conditions for the regret-averse investor to diversify the portfolio. We additionally compare the behavior of the regret-averse investor with the behavior of its risk-averse counterpart. We characterize the conditions under which both types of agents behavior coincide.

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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 204-219

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00635

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    Keywords: optimization; diversification; regret theory; quadrant dependent.;

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