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A theory of stochastic choice under uncertainty

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  • Karni, Edi
  • Safra, Zvi

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In this paper we propose a characterization of stochastic choice under risk and under uncertainty. We presume that decision makers’ actual choices are governed by randomly selected states of mind, and study the representation of decision makers’ perceptions of the stochastic process underlying the selection of their state of mind. The connections of this work to the literatures on random choice, choice behavior when preference are incomplete; choice of menus; and grades of indecisiveness are also discussed.

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  • Karni, Edi & Safra, Zvi, 2016. "A theory of stochastic choice under uncertainty," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 164-173.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:63:y:2016:i:c:p:164-173
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jmateco.2016.02.001
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    1. Patrick Schmidt, 2019. "Elicitation of ambiguous beliefs with mixing bets," Papers 1902.07447, arXiv.org, revised Oct 2019.
    2. Iain Embrey, 2017. "States of Nature and States of Mind: A Generalised Theory of Decision-Making, evaluated by application to Human Capital Development," Working Papers 209919485, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
    3. repec:eee:mateco:v:71:y:2017:i:c:p:63-73 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Nathaniel T. Wilcox, 2017. "Random expected utility and certainty equivalents: mimicry of probability weighting functions," Journal of the Economic Science Association, Springer;Economic Science Association, vol. 3(2), pages 161-173, December.
    5. Edi Karni & David Schmeidler, 2016. "An expected utility theory for state-dependent preferences," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 81(4), pages 467-478, November.

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