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Ambiguity Revealed

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  • Ralph-C Bayer

    (School of Economics, University of Adelaide)

  • Subir Bose
  • Matthew Polisson
  • Ludovic Renou

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We derive necessary and sucient conditions for data sets composed of state-contingent prices and consumption to be consistent with two prominent models of decision making under uncertainty: variational preferences and smooth ambiguity. The revealed preference conditions for subjective expected utility, maxmin expected utility, and multiplier preferences are characterized as special cases. We implement our tests on data from a portfolio choice experiment.

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  • Ralph-C Bayer & Subir Bose & Matthew Polisson & Ludovic Renou, 2013. "Ambiguity Revealed," School of Economics Working Papers 2013-05, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.
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    Keywords

    ambiguity; expected utility; maxmin; revealed preference; smooth; uncertainty; variational.;
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    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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