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Deterministic Transformations of Random Variables and the Comparative Statics of Risk

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  • Meyer, Jack
  • Ormiston, Michael B

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In this article, a general class of deterministic transformations that can be interpreted as changes in risk are identified. This provides a fourth characterization of a Rothschild-Stiglitz increase in risk. In addition, a particular subclass of these transformations, termed simple transformation, is shown to be well suited for comparative static analyses. This subclass contains as a special case the linear transformation used so often in the literature. A theorem is presented that generalizes the known comparative static results for large as well as small changes in risk. Copyright 1989 by Kluwer Academic Publishers

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  • Meyer, Jack & Ormiston, Michael B, 1989. "Deterministic Transformations of Random Variables and the Comparative Statics of Risk," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 2(2), pages 179-188, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrisku:v:2:y:1989:i:2:p:179-88
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