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Negative certainty independence without betweenness

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  • Dillenberger, David
  • Erol, Selman

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Dillenberger (2010) introduced the negative certainty independence (NCI) axiom, which captures the certainty effect phenomenon. He left open the question of whether there are continuous and monotone preference relations over simple lotteries that satisfy NCI but do not belong to the betweenness class of preferences considered by Chew (1989) and Dekel (1986). We answer this question in the affirmative.

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  • Dillenberger, David & Erol, Selman, 2013. "Negative certainty independence without betweenness," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 120(3), pages 596-598.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:3:p:596-598
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.06.010
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    1. Simone Cerreia‐Vioglio & David Dillenberger & Pietro Ortoleva, 2015. "Cautious Expected Utility and the Certainty Effect," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 83, pages 693-728, March.

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    Keywords

    Preferences under risk; Betweenness; Certainty effect; Negative certainty independence;

    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty

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