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Diversification, Convex Preferences and Non-Empty Core

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  • Tallon, J.-M.
  • Chateauneuf, A.

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We show, in the Choquet expected utility model, that prefernece for diversification, that is, convex prefrences, is equivalent to a concave utility index and a convex capacity. We then introduce a weaker notion of diversification, namely "sure diversification". We show that this implies that the core of the capacity be non-empty. The converse hodls under concavity of the utility index.

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  • Tallon, J.-M. & Chateauneuf, A., 1998. "Diversification, Convex Preferences and Non-Empty Core," Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications 98.32, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
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    UTILITY FUNCTION ; PREFERENCE CHOICES;

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    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory

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