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Objective Subjective Probabilities

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  • Kim C. Border

    (California Institute of Technology)

  • Paolo Ghirardato

    (Università da Torino)

  • Uzi Segal

    () (Boston College)

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This note shows that if the space of events is sufficiently rich and the subjective probability function of each individual is non-atomic, then there is a sigma-algebra of events over which everyone will have the same probability function, and moreover, the range of these probabilities is the whole [0, 1] segment.

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  • Kim C. Border & Paolo Ghirardato & Uzi Segal, 2005. "Objective Subjective Probabilities," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 616, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 07 Dec 2005.
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    1. Epstein, Larry G & Segal, Uzi, 1992. "Quadratic Social Welfare Functions," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 100(4), pages 691-712, August.
    2. Mark Machina, 2004. "Almost-objective uncertainty," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 24(1), pages 1-54, July.
    3. Edi Karni & Zvi Safra, 2002. "Individual Sense of Justice: A Utility Representation," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 70(1), pages 263-284, January.
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    1. Zvi Safra & Uzi Segal, 2005. "Are Universal Preferences Possible? Calibration Results for Non-Expected Utility Theories," Boston College Working Papers in Economics 633, Boston College Department of Economics.

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