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Beyond Expected Utility: Risk Concepts for Agriculture from a Contemporary Mathmatical Perspective

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  • Weiss, Michael D.

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Expected utility theory, the most prominent economic model of how individuals choose among alternative rists, exhibits serious deficiencies in describing empirically observed behavior. Consequently, economists are actively searching for a new paradigm to describe behavior under risk. Their mathematical tools, such as functional analysis and measure theory, reflect a new, more sophisticated approach to risk. This article describes the new approach, explains several of the mathematical concepts used, and indicates some of their connections to agricultural modeling.

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  • Weiss, Michael D., 2. "Beyond Expected Utility: Risk Concepts for Agriculture from a Contemporary Mathmatical Perspective," Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, issue 2.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersja:138007
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