Extending the Mean-Variance Framework to Test the Attractiveness of Skewness in Lotto Play
Economic theory proposes that consumers are primarily concerned with increasing the mean and reducing the variance of the payoff when choosing between products the return to which is uncertain. This approach fails to explain the popularity of Lotto and other forms of gambling. The highly skewed prize distribution of the Lotto game suggests a case for extending the theory of choice in mean-variance space to include a third dimension, skewness. Empirical examination of Lotto sales supports the case for the inclusion of skewness and other, non-monetary, variables in a demand function.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:||1997|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Trinity College, Dublin 2|
Phone: (+ 353 1) 6081325
Web page: http://www.tcd.ie/Economics/
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:tcd:tcduet:974. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Patricia Hughes)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.