Social Decision Theory and Non-strategic Behaviour
Using the Expected Utility framework, this paper develops a general model of other-regarding preferences under risk. I assume that in addition to conventional preferences over outcomes, individuals could have preferences over outcomes of their peers. Decision makers with other-regarding preferences may show a concern for risk; that is they may care not just about what the outcomes of others are but also the risks taken by the others. In our representation, we separate a self-regarding component of the decision maker's preferences from another regarding component. The self-regarding component is represented by a \von Neumann-Morgenstern utility function". The other regarding component is an expected social value function which depends on the social interactions between decision maker and the others.
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