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A Theory of the Gambling Effect

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  • Diecidue, E.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

  • Schmidt, U.
  • Wakker, P.P.

    (Tilburg University, Center For Economic Research)

Abstract

This paper presents a model for the "gambling effect," i.e., the effect that risky gambles are evaluated differently than riskless outcomes due to an intrinsic utility (or disutility) of gambling.The model turns out to violate stochastic dominance and therefore its primary applications will be descriptive. It sheds new light on empirical observations of risk attitudes and provides new insights into the distinction between risky and riskless utility.

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  • Diecidue, E. & Schmidt, U. & Wakker, P.P., 2000. "A Theory of the Gambling Effect," Discussion Paper 2000-75, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:tiu:tiucen:c975e1b4-2319-429d-a68e-f3c81979437a
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    Keywords

    rank dependence; comonotonicity; Choquet integral; pessimism; uncertainty; aversion; prospect theory;

    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • C60 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - General

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