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Adding one risk to another: generalizing the unavoidable (background) risk

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  • Moawia Alghalith

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ResumenEste artículo ofrece una generalización del modelo de riezgo subyacente. En primer lugar, se relajan los supuestos de independencia. En segundo lugar, se adopta una forma funcional general. Tercero, se adopta un tipo de riesgo general. Adicionalmente se presenta una nueva forma general de riesgo subyacente.AbstractThis paper provides a complete generalization of the background risk models. In so doing, first, it relaxes the independence assumption. Second, it adopts a general functional form. Third, it adopts a general type of risk. Furthermore, it introduces a new general form of background risk.

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  • Moawia Alghalith, 2011. "Adding one risk to another: generalizing the unavoidable (background) risk," Revista de Economía del Rosario, Universidad del Rosario, June.
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    Background risk; uncertainty;

    JEL classification:

    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • D2 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations

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