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What is Loss Aversion?

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  • H Zank

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A behavioral definition of loss aversion is proposed and its implications for original and cumulative prospect theory are analyzed. Original prospect theory is in agreement with the new loss aversion condition, and there utility is capturing all effects of loss aversion. In cumulative prospect theory loss aversion is captured by both the weighting functions and the utility function. Further, some restrictions apply for the weighting functions involved in the latter model. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2005
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  • U Schmidt & H Zank, 2002. "What is Loss Aversion?," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 0209, Economics, The University of Manchester.
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