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Risk Aversion in Quiggin and Yaari's Rank-Order Model of Choice under Uncertainty

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  • Roell, Ailsa A
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    This paper studies the rank-dependent model of choice under uncertainty proposed by J. Quiggin in 1982 and elaborated by M. E. Yaari in 1984. First, a rigorous axiomatic foundation for the model is provided. A very close analogy with expected utility theory is drawn permitting a considerably simplified treatment. Risk aversion and its measurement are then studied; two characterizations, one weaker and one stronger, are presented in addition to the one considered by Yaari. Lastly, risk aversion and other properties of th model are related to empirically observed departures from expected utility maximizing behavior. Copyright 1987 by Royal Economic Society.

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    Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 97 (1987)
    Issue (Month): 388a (Supplement)
    Pages: 143-59

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    Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:97:y:1987:i:388a:p:143-59

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    1. Éric Langlais, 2008. "Indemnisation des préjudices et fréquence des procès en présence d'une asymétrie d'information sur l'aversion au risque des parties," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, vol. 74(2), pages 191-218.
    2. Johanna Etner & Meglena Jeleva & Pierre-Andre Jouvet, 2009. "Pessimism Or Optimism: A Justification To Voluntary Contributions Toward Environmental Quality ," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 48(4), pages 308-319, December.
    3. Diecidue, Enrico & Wakker, Peter P, 2001. " On the Intuition of Rank-Dependent Utility," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 23(3), pages 281-98, November.
    4. Enrico Diecidue & Ulrich Schmidt & Horst Zank, 2006. "Parametric Weighting Functions," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 0622, Economics, The University of Manchester.
    5. Grechuk, Bogdan & Zabarankin, Michael, 2014. "Inverse portfolio problem with mean-deviation model," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 234(2), pages 481-490.

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