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The agent’s preferences Ana’s utility function is U = p w, where wis her wealth. 0000005421 00000 n 0000046399 00000 n This approach, however, Background: Classical “expected utility” theory of choice under uncertainty This is the standard way to describe people’s preferences over uncertain outcomes. 0000010740 00000 n 0000003066 00000 n 0000055449 00000 n 0000014857 00000 n 132 0 obj <> endobj 0000012114 00000 n There is a single consumption good which is deliverable in each of the three states in Chapter 5: Choice under Uncertainty 61 This is less than 3.162, which is the utility associated with not buying the ticket (U(10) = 100.5 = 3.162).He would prefer the sure thing, i.e., $10. Davis 2004 Decision Making Under Uncertainty Course Chronology: 1. 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Risk aversion 15 3. 0000049042 00000 n 190 0 obj<>stream Downloadable (with restrictions)! The chapter draws on both Gollier (2001) and Ingersoll (1987). What is the lowest price Pat which she will agree to sell her bakery? Section 1.1 begins by briefly reviewing the axiomatic foundations of expected utility theory. Measures of risk aversion 25 5. Problem 1. A decision problem, where a decision-maker is aware of various possible states of nature but has insufficient information to assign any probabilities of occurrence to them, is termed as decision-making under uncertainty. 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