Recursive Ambiguity and Machina’s Examples
AbstractMachina (2009, 2012) lists a number of situations where standard models of ambiguity aversion are unable to capture plausible features of ambiguity attitudes. Most of these problems arise in choice over prospects involving three or more outcomes. We show that the recursive non-expected utility model of Segal (1987) is rich enough to accommodate all these situations.
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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 20 May 2012
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Ambiguity; Ellsberg paradox; Choquet expected utility; recursive non-expected utility;
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- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
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- NEP-ALL-2012-05-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-MIC-2012-05-29 (Microeconomics)
- NEP-UPT-2012-05-29 (Utility Models & Prospect Theory)
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