The Effect of an Early Resolution of Uncertainty on Savings
AbstractWe examine in this paper the effect of an early resolution of uncertainty on savings. We show that this effect is in general ambiguous. We provide necessary and sufficient conditions on the utility function which guarantee that an early resolution of uncertainty reduces current savings for various decision problem under uncertainty.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Toulouse - GREMAQ in its series Papers with number 96.408.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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SAVINGS; UNCERTAINTY; RISK; ECONOMETRICS;
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