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A Note on the Relation between Risk Aversion, Intertemporal Substitution and Timing of the Resolution of Uncertainty

  • Johanna Etner

    (GAINS, Universit¡äe du Maine
    EUREQua, Paris 1 University of Maine)

Epstein and Zin (1989) axiomatization allows the distinction between risk aversion and intertemporal substitution. Kreps and Porteus (1978) one introduces the concept of timing of resolution of uncertainty. This paper proposes to generalize the link between these three concepts.

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Volume (Year): 7 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (November)
Pages: 251-256

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