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Uncertainty Aversion and Robust Portfolio Choices

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  • Giannis Vardas

    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

  • Anastasios Xepapadeas

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    (Department of Economics, University of Crete, Greece)

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Optimal portfolio rules are derived under uncertainty aversion by formulating the portfolio choice problem as a robust control problem. Using a power utility function of the form C with 0

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Paper provided by University of Crete, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 0408.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 29 Oct 2004
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Handle: RePEc:crt:wpaper:0408

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Keywords: Uncertainty Aversion; Model Misspeci…cation; Robust Control; Portfolio Choice Models;

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  1. Pierpaolo Benigno & Salvatore Nisticò, 2009. "International Portfolio Allocation under Model Uncertainty," NBER Working Papers 14734, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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