Stochastic dominance representation of optimistic belief: Theory and applications

Yusuke Osaki, John Quiggin

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Abstract

This note gives a stochastic dominance representation of more optimistic belief in rank dependent expected utility. Applying this observation, we can demonstrate the effect of more optimistic belief on economic decisions and equilibria under risk making comparative static analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Comparative statics
  • Optimistic belief
  • Rank dependent expected utility
  • Stochastic dominance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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