On the potential for observational equivalence in experiments on risky choice when a power value function is assumed
AbstractWe demonstrate theoretically and illustrate the implications of assuming power utility when the true function is of the expo-power form. Empirical results can appear to be consistent with cumulative prospect theory when they are in fact generated from a Markowitz model.
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Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
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Cumulative prospect theory; Power value function; Markowitz model; Expo-value utility function; Probability distortion; Lotteries;
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