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Relative Minimax

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  • Daniele Terlizzese

    (Bank of Italy and EIEF)

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    To achieve robustness, a decision criterion that recently has been widely adopted is Wald's minimax, after Gilboa and Schmeidler (1989) showed that (one generalisation of) it can be given an axiomatic foundation with a behavioural interpretation. Yet minimax has known drawbacks. A better alternative is Savage's minimax regret, recently axiomatized by Stoye (2006). A related alternative is relative minimax, known as competitive ratio in the computer science literature, which is appealingly unit free. This paper provides an axiomatisation with behavioural content for relative minimax.

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    Paper provided by Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in its series EIEF Working Papers Series with number 0804.

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    Length: 46 pages
    Date of creation: 2008
    Date of revision: May 2008
    Handle: RePEc:eie:wpaper:0804

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