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On the utility premium of Friedman and Savage

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  • Eeckhoudt, Louis
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We re-examine the utility premium of Friedman-Savage [Friedman, Milton and Savage, Leonard J., "The Utility Analysis of Choices Involving Risk." Journal of Political Economy 56, 1948, pp. 279-304.]. This measure is useful in understanding risky choices. For instance its reaction to an increased wealth equates to a precautionary demand for saving. We also analyze its two components.

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  • Eeckhoudt, Louis & Schlesinger, Harris, 2009. "On the utility premium of Friedman and Savage," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 46-48, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:46-48
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