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Two-Moments-Decision Models and Utility-Representable Preferences

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  • Finkelshtain, Israel
  • Bar-Shira, Ziv

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If a decision problem satisfies Meyer's location-scale condition, then any utility-representable preferences are also representable by a mean standard deviation utility function. The properties of this function are inferred from common assumptions concerning the individual's risk preferences, without relying on the expected utility model or any of its substitutes.

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  • Finkelshtain, Israel & Bar-Shira, Ziv, 1997. "Two-Moments-Decision Models and Utility-Representable Preferences," Working Papers 232802, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Center for Agricultural Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:huaewp:232802
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.232802
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    1. Gelles, Gregory M. & Mitchell, Douglas W., 2002. "Two-moment decision models and utility-representable preferences: a comment on Bar-Shira and Finkelshtain," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 423-427, November.
    2. Udo Broll & Jack E. Wahl, 2004. "Optimal hedge ratio and elasticity of risk aversion," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 6(5), pages 1-7.
    3. Seifert, Ralf W. & Thonemann, Ulrich W. & Hausman, Warren H., 2004. "Optimal procurement strategies for online spot markets," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 152(3), pages 781-799, February.
    4. Eichner, Thomas, 2004. "A further remark on two-moment decision models and utility-representable preferences," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 55(3), pages 435-436, November.
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    8. Bar-Shira, Ziv & Finkelshtain, Israel, 2002. "Reply to Gelles and Mitchell," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 429-431, November.
    9. Wagener, Andreas, 2003. "Comparative statics under uncertainty: The case of mean-variance preferences," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 151(1), pages 224-232, November.
    10. Ohmura, Shota & Matsuo, Hirofumi, 2016. "The effect of risk aversion on distribution channel contracts: Implications for return policies," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 176(C), pages 29-40.
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    12. Xavier Brusset, 2005. "The impact of coordination and information on transport procurement," Microeconomics 0504007, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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