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Prudence probability premium

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Prudence probability premium is defined in the risk apportionment model (Eeckhoudt and Schlesinger, 2006). For an increase in downside risk, we show sufficient conditions for comparing the probability premiums between two individuals when the apportioned risk is small and large.

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  • Jindapon, Paan, 2010. "Prudence probability premium," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 109(1), pages 34-37, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:109:y:2010:i:1:p:34-37
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    1. Huang, James & Stapleton, Richard, 2015. "The utility premium of Friedman and Savage, comparative risk aversion, and comparative prudence," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 134(C), pages 34-36.
    2. Li, Jingyuan & Liu, Liqun, 2014. "The monetary utility premium and interpersonal comparisons," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 125(2), pages 257-260.
    3. Eeckhoudt, Louis R. & Laeven, Roger J.A., 2015. "The probability premium: A graphical representation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 136(C), pages 39-41.
    4. Richard Watt, 2011. "A note on greater downside risk aversion," ICER Working Papers 17-2011, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
    5. Louis R. Eeckhoudt & Roger J. A. Laeven, 2015. "Risk Aversion in the Small and in the Large under Rank-Dependent Utility," Papers 1512.08037, arXiv.org.

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