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Uncertainty averse preferences

  • Cerreia-Vioglio, S.
  • Maccheroni, F.
  • Marinacci, M.
  • Montrucchio, L.

We study uncertainty averse preferences, that is, complete and transitive preferences that are convex and monotone. We establish a representation result, which is at the same time general and rich in structure. Many objective functions commonly used in applications are special cases of this representation.

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Volume (Year): 146 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (July)
Pages: 1275-1330

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