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Constant Risk Aversion, The Dual Theory, and the Gini Inequality Index

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  • Safra, Z.
  • Segal, U.

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Constant risk aversion means that adding the same constant to all outcomes of two distributions, or multiplaying all their outcomes by the same positive constant, will not change the preformence relation between them. In this paper we prove several representation theorems, where constant risk aversion is combined with some other known axioms to imply specific functional forms.

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  • Safra, Z. & Segal, U., 1997. "Constant Risk Aversion, The Dual Theory, and the Gini Inequality Index," UWO Department of Economics Working Papers 9716, University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:uwo:uwowop:9716
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    Keywords

    RISK; ECONOMIC THEORY;

    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty

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