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Risk preferences and changes in background risk

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  • Donald Keenan
  • Donald Rudow
  • Arthur Snow

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  • Donald Keenan & Donald Rudow & Arthur Snow, 2008. "Risk preferences and changes in background risk," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 36(2), pages 139-152, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jrisku:v:36:y:2008:i:2:p:139-152
    DOI: 10.1007/s11166-008-9031-3
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    Cited by:

    1. Wang, Jianli & Li, Jingyuan, 2014. "Decreasing Ross risk aversion: Higher-order generalizations and implications," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 55(C), pages 136-142.
    2. Andrew Friedson & Thomas Kniesner, 2012. "Losers and losers: Some demographics of medical malpractice tort reforms," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 45(2), pages 115-133, October.
    3. Octave Jokung, 2013. "Changes in multiplicative background risk and risk-taking behavior," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 74(1), pages 127-149, January.
    4. Keenan, Donald C. & Snow, Arthur, 2012. "Ross risk vulnerability for introductions and changes in background risk," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(4), pages 197-206.
    5. Huang, James, 2014. "Convex and decreasing absolute risk aversion is proper," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 125(1), pages 123-125.

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    Keywords

    Expected utility; Risk aversion; Vulnerability; Properness; Standardness; D80;

    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General

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