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Mean-Variance Portfolio Selection with Reference Dependent Preferences

  • Sergiy Gerasymchuk


    (Advanced School of Economics, University of Venice)

We study S-shaped utility maximization for the standard portfolio selection problem with one risky and one risk-free asset. We derive a mean-variance criterium of choice, which preserves reference dependence and the reflection effect. Subsequently, we study diversification possibilities and obtain the demand for the risky asset. We close the paper with an alternative interpretation of the criterium in terms of target-based decision making.

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia in its series Working Papers with number 150.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2007
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Handle: RePEc:vnm:wpaper:150
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  1. Pyle, David H & Turnovsky, Stephen J, 1970. "Safety-First and Expected Utility Maximization in Mean-Standard Deviation Portfolio Analysis," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 52(1), pages 75-81, February.
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