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A note on comparative downside risk aversion

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  • Marco Scarsini

    () (GREGH - Groupement de Recherche et d'Etudes en Gestion à HEC - HEC Paris - Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali - LUISS - Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli [Roma])

  • Salvatore Modica

    (Universita di Palermo - Università di Palermo)

Abstract

We provide comparative global conditions for downside risk aversion, which are similar to the ones studied by Ross for risk aversion. We define a coefficient of downside risk aversion, and study its local properties.

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  • Marco Scarsini & Salvatore Modica, 2005. "A note on comparative downside risk aversion," Post-Print hal-00539126, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00539126
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jet.2004.06.008
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