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A Note on the Intensity of Downside Risk Aversion


  • Francisco J. Vazquez
  • Richard Watt



In this note we show that the measure of intensity of downside risk aversion proposed recently by Crainich and Eeckhoudt (2007) cannot be guaranteed to exist. We do this by means of an example in which the existence of the measure depends upon the values of the parameters in the problem.

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  • Francisco J. Vazquez & Richard Watt, 2010. "A Note on the Intensity of Downside Risk Aversion," ICER Working Papers 24-2010, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:icr:wpicer:24-2010

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    risk aversion; prudence; downside risk;

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

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