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Beyond Earthquakes: The New Directions of Expected Utility Theory


  • Felipe Zurita

    () (Instituto de Economía)


Over the past two decades, an enormous amount of work has been done to improve the Expected Utility model. Two areas have attracted major attention: the possibility of describing unforeseen contingencies and the need to accomodate the kind of behavior ref

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  • Felipe Zurita, 2005. "Beyond Earthquakes: The New Directions of Expected Utility Theory," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 42(126), pages 209-255.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:42:y:2005:i:126:p:209-255

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    Ambiguity; unawareness; unforeseen contingencies; expected utility;

    JEL classification:

    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness


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