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The Product of Capacities and Belief Functions

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  • : Ebbe Hendon

    (Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Hans Jørgen Jacobsen

    (Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Birgitte Sloth

    (Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

  • Torben Tranæs

    (Institute of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

Abstract

Capacities (monotone, non-additive set functions) have been suggested to describe situations of uncertainty. We examine the question of how to define the product of two independent capacities. In particular, for the product of two belief functions (totally monotone capacities), there is a unique minimal product belief function. This is characterized in several ways.

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Paper provided by University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 93-04.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: May 1993
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Publication status: Published in: Mathematical Social Sciences, 1996, 32(2) pp 95-108
Handle: RePEc:kud:kuiedp:9304

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Keywords: uncertainty; capacities; non-additive measures; lower probabilities; belief functions;

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  1. Alain Chateauneuf & Jean-Philippe Lefort, 2006. "Some Fubini theorems on sigma-algebras for non additive measures," Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques b06086, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  2. Klaus Nehring, 2006. "Bernoulli Without Bayes: A Theory of Utility-Sophisticated Preferences under Ambiguity," Economics Working Papers 0072, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science.
  3. Lefort, Jean-Philippe & Chateauneuf, Alain, 2008. "Some Fubini Theorems on product σ-algebras for non-additive measures," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/7324, Paris Dauphine University.
  4. Mukerji, S. & Tallon, J.-M., 1999. "Ambiguity Aversion and Incompleteness of Financial Markets," Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications 1999-28, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  5. Lo, Kin Chung, 2006. "Agreement and stochastic independence of belief functions," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 51(1), pages 1-22, January.
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  7. Kin Chung Lo, 1998. "Epistemic Conditions for Agreement and Stochastic Independence of epsilon-Contaminated Beliefs," Working Papers 1998_02, York University, Department of Economics.
  8. Ebbe Groes & Hans Jørgen Jacobsen & Birgitte Sloth & Torben Tranaes, 1998. "Nash Equilibrium with Lower Probabilities," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 44(1), pages 37-66, January.
  9. Denneberg, Dieter, 2002. "Conditional expectation for monotone measures, the discrete case," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 105-121, April.
  10. Eichberger, Jürgen & Oechssler, Jörg & Schnedler, Wendelin, 2012. "How do people cope with an ambiguous situation when it becomes even more ambiguous?," Working Papers 0528, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics.
  11. Larry G. Epstein & Kyoungwon Seo, 2013. "Bayesian Inference and Non-Bayesian Prediction and Choice: Foundations and an Application to Entry Games with Multiple Equilibria," Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series WP2013-001, Boston University - Department of Economics.
  12. Larry Epstein & Martin Schneider, 2002. "IID: Independently and Indistinguishably Distributed," RCER Working Papers 496, University of Rochester - Center for Economic Research (RCER).
  13. Eichberger, Jurgen & Kelsey, David, 2000. "Non-Additive Beliefs and Strategic Equilibria," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 183-215, February.
  14. Christian Bauer, 2012. "Products of non-additive measures: a Fubini-like theorem," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 73(4), pages 621-647, October.

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