Title

Risk-Value Models: Restrictions and Applications

Abstract

Sarin and Weber [European Journal of Operational Research 70 (1993) 135] and others have argued for the expression of preferences under risk by the use of risk-value models, which have the intuitively appealing property that absence of certainty enters the decision-maker's preference function only through a well-defined risk argument. The present paper proposes axioms which should be satisfied by any such model, and explores the restrictions that the axioms place on the preference function. Implications for absolute and relative risk aversion are considered, and the usefulness of the approach is demonstrated with applications to portfolio theory and the theory of the firm.

Department(s)

Economics

Keywords and Phrases

Decision theory; Risk analysis; Utility theory

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0377-2217

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Elsevier Science B.V., All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Feb 2003

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