Ordering Risky Choices

  • Lindon J. Robison
  • Robert J. Myers
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 23)


This chapter connects assumptions about probability distributions, decision makers’ risk attitudes, and the resulting methods used to order risky choices. The methods we discuss are consistent with the expected utility hypothesis because up to this point in time no alternative for decision making under risk has gained widespread acceptance.


Decision Maker Risk Attitude Risk Preference Stochastic Dominance Weak Assumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lindon J. Robison
    • 1
  • Robert J. Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

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