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An elementary proof that additive i-likelihood characterizes the supports of consistent assessments

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I prove a convenient reformulation of Kreps and Wilson (1982, Lemma A1), whose proof has a nontrivial gap. Essentially, the support of a consistent assessment is characterized by the additive representability of the infinite-relative-likelihood relation that the support implies. My proof is unexpectedly elementary, for it relies solely on a classic result about additive representation, which in turn relies solely on Farkas’ Lemma.

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  • Streufert, Peter A., 2015. "An elementary proof that additive i-likelihood characterizes the supports of consistent assessments," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 37-46.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:59:y:2015:i:c:p:37-46
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2015.03.003
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