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Lexicographic Probabilities and Choice under Uncertainty

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  • Blume, Lawrence
  • Brandenburger, Adam
  • Dekel, Eddie

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Conventional Bayesian theory of choice under uncertainty, subjective expected utility theory, fails to satisfy the properties of admissibility and existence of well-defined conditional probabilities; weakly dominated acts may be chosen, and the usual definition of conditional probabilities applies only to nonnull events. This paper develops a non-Archimedean variant of subjective expected utility where decisionmakers have lexicographic beliefs. This generalization can be made to satisfy admissibility and yield well-defined conditional probabilities and at the same time allow for "null" events. Copyright 1991 by The Econometric Society.

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  • Blume, Lawrence & Brandenburger, Adam & Dekel, Eddie, 1991. "Lexicographic Probabilities and Choice under Uncertainty," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 59(1), pages 61-79, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:59:y:1991:i:1:p:61-79
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    • C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
    • C71 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Cooperative Games

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