Agents' Models and Participation in a Gambling Market
AbstractThis paper explains the economics of gambling behavior within a framework which explicitly incorporates agents' models and attitude toward risk. Within this framework, we characterize the formation of subjective probabilities, the equilibrium in a pointspread gambling market, and how the diversity in beliefs opens up the market to more risk-averse individuals. In addition, we derive the individual's reservation pointspread as a function of his degree of risk aversion.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.
Volume (Year): 21 (1995)
Issue (Month): 2 (Spring)
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Belief; Equilibrium; Gambling; Probabilities; Risk Averse; Risk Aversion; Risk;
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