Non-Expected Utility and Risk Management

A Special Issue of the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Theory

  • Editors
  • Christian Gollier
  • Mark Machina

About this book


Expected utility provides simple, testable properties of the optimum behavior that should be displayed by risk-averse individuals in risky decisions. Simultaneously, given the existence of paradoxes under the expected utility paradigm, expected utility can only be regarded as an approximation of actual behavior. A more realistic model is needed. This is particularly true when treating attitudes toward small probability events: the standard situation for insurable risks.
Non-Expected Utility and Risk Management examines whether the existing results in insurance economics are robust to more general models of behavior under risk.


Risk Management economics management modeling utility

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5799-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2440-1
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