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Ranking Completely Uncertain Decisions by the Uniform Expected Utility Criterion

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  • Nicolas Gravel

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    (Greqam)

  • Thierry Marchant

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    (Department of Data analysis, Gent, Belgium)

  • Arunava Sen

    ()
    (Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India)

Abstract

We provide an axiomatic characterization of a family of criteria for ranking completely uncertain decisions. A completely uncertain decision is described by the set of all its consequences (assumed to be finite). Each of the criterions characterized can be thought of as assigning to all consequences of a decision an equal probability of occurrence and as comparing decisions on the basis of the expected utility of their consequences for some utility function.

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Paper provided by Institut d'economie publique (IDEP), Marseille, France in its series IDEP Working Papers with number 0705.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 12 Jul 2007
Date of revision: 12 Jul 2007
Handle: RePEc:iep:wpidep:0705

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Keywords: Complete Uncertainty; Ignorance; Ranking Sets; Probability; Expected Utility of their Consequences for Some Utility Function.;

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  1. Shurojit Chatterji & Arunava Sen, 2011. "Tops-only domains," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 46(2), pages 255-282, February.
  2. Amélie Vrijdags, 2010. "An experimental investigation of transitivity in set ranking," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 68(1), pages 213-232, February.

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