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The effect of the background risk in a simple chance improving decision model

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.

Volume (Year): 36 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 19-41

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jrisku:v:36:y:2008:i:1:p:19-41

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Keywords: Background risk; Risk aversion; Opportunity effect; Wealth effect; Random round payoff mechanism; D81; C90; C91;

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