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Generalised mean-risk preferences

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We extend the classical mean-variance preference model underlying modern portfolio theory to include deviation measures (Rockafellar et al., 2006a). Deviation measures have characteristics similar to a norm, save that they are not symmetric.

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  • Schoch, Daniel, 2017. "Generalised mean-risk preferences," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 168(C), pages 12-26.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:168:y:2017:i:c:p:12-26
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jet.2016.11.004
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    Keywords

    Mean-risk preferences; Deviation measures; Coherent risk measures; CAPM;

    JEL classification:

    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions

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