Risk Averse Utility Functions

  • Götz Uebe
Conference paper


In a most recent paper Cox and Huang describe a class of strictly concave and differentiable utility functions by two asymptotic concepts: regular variation at infinity, asymptotic constancy of relative risk aversion, and a norm of loglinear closeness. By generalization and by direct analysis of the underlying second order nonlinear differential equation two constructive schemes for the generation of appropriate utility functions are outlined.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Götz Uebe
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  1. 1.Institut für Statistik und quantitative ÖkonomikUniv. Bundeswehr HamburgHamburg 70Germany

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