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A method for determining risk aversion functions from uncertain market prices of risk

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  • Gzyl, Henryk
  • Mayoral, Silvia

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In Gzyl and Mayoral (2008) we developed a technique to solve the following type of problems: How to determine a risk aversion function equivalent to pricing a risk with a load, or equivalent to pricing different risks by means of the same risk distortion function. The information on which the procedure is based consists of the market prices of the risk. Here we extend that method to cover the case in which there may be uncertainties in the market prices of the risks.

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  • Gzyl, Henryk & Mayoral, Silvia, 2010. "A method for determining risk aversion functions from uncertain market prices of risk," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(1), pages 84-89, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:insuma:v:47:y:2010:i:1:p:84-89
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    1. Gzyl, Henryk & Mayoral, Silvia, 2016. "Determination of zero-coupon and spot rates from treasury data by maximum entropy methods," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 456(C), pages 38-50.
    2. Gzyl, Henryk & ter Horst, Enrique & Molina, German, 2015. "Application of the method of maximum entropy in the mean to classification problems," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 437(C), pages 101-108.

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