Does Hollywood make too many R-Rated Movies? Risk, Stochastic Dominance, and the Illusion of Expectation
AbstractThis paper estimates the probability distribution of budgets, revenues, returns and profits to G-, PG-, PG13-, and R-rated movies. The distributions are non-Gaussian and show a self-similar stable Paretian form with non-finite variance and non-stationary mean.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by California Irvine - School of Social Sciences in its series Papers with number 99-00-24.
Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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FILM INDUSTRY ; EXPECTATIONS ; RISK ; MATHEMATICS;
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- Arthur De Vany & W. David Walls, 2002. "Does Hollywood Make Too Many R-Rated Movies? Risk, Stochastic Dominance, and the Illusion of Expectation," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 75(3), pages 425-452, July.
- L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations
- C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General
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