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From sure to strong diversification

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  • Alain Chateauneuf

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  • Ghizlane Lakhnati

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This paper presents a characterization of weak risk aversion in terms of preference for sure diversification. Similarly, we show that strong risk aversion can be characterized by weakening preference for diversification, as introduced by Dekel [11], in what we name preference for strong diversification.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economic Theory.

Volume (Year): 32 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 511-522

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:32:y:2007:i:3:p:511-522

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Keywords: Weak risk aversion; Strong risk aversion; Diversification; D80; D81;

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  1. Hong Chew Soo & Hui Mao Mei, 1995. "A Schur Concave Characterization of Risk Aversion for Non-expected Utility Preferences," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 67(2), pages 402-435, December.
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  8. Quiggin, John, 1982. "A theory of anticipated utility," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 323-343, December.
  9. Dekel, Eddie, 1989. "Asset Demands without the Independence Axiom," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 57(1), pages 163-69, January.
  10. Hong, Chew Soo & Karni, Edi & Safra, Zvi, 1987. "Risk aversion in the theory of expected utility with rank dependent probabilities," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 42(2), pages 370-381, August.
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