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Psychological Expected Utility Theory and Anticipatory Feelings

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  • Caplin, Andrew
  • Leahy, John

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We extend expected utility theory to situations in which the prizes incloude feelings about living with uncertainty. We provide two examples to show the impact of these anticipatory feelings on decision making.

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  • Caplin, Andrew & Leahy, John, 1997. "Psychological Expected Utility Theory and Anticipatory Feelings," Working Papers 97-37, C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics, New York University.
  • Handle: RePEc:cvs:starer:97-37
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    1. Mooreland, Jay, II, 2011. "The Irrational Investor’s Risk Profile," Master's Theses 107787, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.

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    Keywords

    ANTICIPATIONS ; UTILITY FUNCTION;

    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty

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