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Écarts entre prix d’achat et prix de vente d’une variable aléatoire : une clarification


  • Courtault, Jean-Michel


  • Gayant, Jean-Pascal



In this paper, we study in the framework of the RDEU model, on one hand the bid-ask spread, and on the other hand the disparity between the buying price and the selling price of a random variable. We show that there is no fundamental difference between the results obtained in the framework of the RDEU model and the results obtained in the framework of the EU model subject to a substitution of the interpretation in term of risk aversion coefficient by an interpretation in term of sensitivity of marginal utility. Dans cet article, nous étudions dans le cadre du modèle RDEU, d’une part la fourchette de liquidité, et, d’autre part la disparité entre le prix d’achat et le prix de vente d’une variable aléatoire. Les résultats que nous mettons en évidence ne diffèrent pas fondamentalement de ceux obtenus dans le cadre du modèle d’Espérance d’Utilité, sous réserve de substituer l’interprétation en terme de coefficient d’aversion pour le risque par une interprétation en terme d’élasticité de l’utilité marginale.

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  • Courtault, Jean-Michel & Gayant, Jean-Pascal, 2002. "Écarts entre prix d’achat et prix de vente d’une variable aléatoire : une clarification," L'Actualité Economique, Société Canadienne de Science Economique, vol. 78(2), pages 243-256, Juin.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:v:78:y:2002:i:2:p:243-256

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