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On relative and partial risk attitudes: theory and implications

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  • W. Chiu & Louis Eeckhoudt & Beatrice Rey, 2012. "On relative and partial risk attitudes: theory and implications," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 50(1), pages 151-167, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joecth:v:50:y:2012:i:1:p:151-167
    DOI: 10.1007/s00199-010-0557-7
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    Keywords

    Nth degree risk; Stochastic dominance; Relative risk aversion; Comparative statics; Risk apportionment; D81;

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    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty

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