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Prospect Theory and Higher Moments

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  • Ågren, Martin

    (Department of Economics)

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The paper relates cumulative prospect theory to the moments of returns distributions, e.g. skewness and kurtosis, assuming returns are normal inverse Gaussian distributed. The normal inverse Gaussian distribution parametrizes the first- to forth-order moments, making the investigation straightforward. Cumulative prospect theory utility is found to be positively related to the skewness. However, the relation is negative when probability weighing is set aside. This shows that cumulative prospect theory investors display a preference for skewness through the probability weighting function. Furthermore, the investor’s utility is inverse hump-shape related to the kurtosis. Consequences for portfolio choice issues are studied. The findings, among others, suggest that optimal cumulative prospect theory portfolios are not meanvariance efficient under the normal inverse Gaussian distribution.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2006:24.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 17 Oct 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2006_024

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Keywords: cumulative prospect theory; skewness; kurtosis; normal inverse Gaussian distribution; portfolio choice;

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  1. Ohlsson, Henry, 2009. "The legacy of the Swedish gift and inheritance tax, 1884-2004," Working Paper Series, Center for Fiscal Studies 2009:13, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  2. Cary Deck & Harris Schlesinger, 2008. "Exploring Higher-Order Risk Effects," CESifo Working Paper Series 2487, CESifo Group Munich.
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