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Stochastic Efficiency Analysis Using Multiple Utility Functions

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  • Schumann, Keith D.
  • Richardson, James W.
  • Lien, Gudbrand D.
  • Hardaker, J. Brian

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Evaluating the risk of a particular decision depends on the risk aversion of the decision maker related to the underlying utility function. The objective of this paper is to use stochastic efficiency with respect to a function (SERF) to compare the ranking of risky alternatives using alternative utility functional forms.

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  • Schumann, Keith D. & Richardson, James W. & Lien, Gudbrand D. & Hardaker, J. Brian, 2004. "Stochastic Efficiency Analysis Using Multiple Utility Functions," 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO 19957, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea04:19957
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.19957
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