Retrospective on the Utility Theory of von Neumann and Morgenstern
AbstractThis article offers an exegesis of the passages in von Neumann and Morgenstern (1944, 1947, 1953) that discuss their conception of utility. It is occasioned by two factors. First, as we approach the semicentennial of the publication of THEORY OF GAMES AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR, its immense impact on economics thought in the intervening years encourages serious reflection on its authors' ideas. Second, misleading statements about the theory continue to appear. The article will have accomplished its purpose if it helps others appreciate the genius and spirit of the theory of utility fashioned by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern. Copyright 1989 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
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