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Ambiguity Revealed

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  • Subir Bose

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  • Matthew Polisson

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  • Ludovic Renou

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We derive necessary and suffcient conditions for data sets composed of state-contingent prices and consumption to be consistent with two prominent models of decision making under ambiguity: variational preferences and smooth ambiguity. The revealed preference conditions for the maxmin expected utility and subjective expected utility models are characterized as special cases.

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  • Subir Bose & Matthew Polisson & Ludovic Renou, 2012. "Ambiguity Revealed," Discussion Papers in Economics 12/07, Division of Economics, School of Business, University of Leicester.
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    Keywords

    Ambiguity; revealed preference; maxmin; variational preferences; expected utility; smooth; uncertainty;
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    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty

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