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A smooth model of decision making under ambiguity

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  • Peter Klibanoff

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  • Massimo Marinacci

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  • Sujoy Mukerji

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We propose and axiomatize a new model of preferences that achieves a separation between ambiguity, identified as a characteristic of the decision maker's subjective information, and ambiguity attitude, a characteristic of the decision maker's tastes.

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Paper provided by ICER - International Centre for Economic Research in its series ICER Working Papers - Applied Mathematics Series with number 11-2003.

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Length: 54 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2002
Date of revision: Apr 2003
Handle: RePEc:icr:wpmath:11-2003

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Keywords: Ambiguity; Uncertainty; Knightian Uncertainty; Ambiguity Aversion; Uncertainty Aversion; Ellsberg Paradox;

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