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Strategic risk aversion

  • Sherrill Shaffer

This article demonstrates that exaggerated risk aversion may comprise a rational form of strategic behaviour in the face of asymmetric information. Unlike some other forms of strategic behaviour analysed previously, this behaviour confers a benefit in the form of higher ex post consumption (not merely higher expected consumption or expected utility) and whether or not markets are perfectly competitive.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Financial Economics.

Volume (Year): 21 (2011)
Issue (Month): 13 ()
Pages: 949-956

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apfiec:v:21:y:2011:i:13:p:949-956
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