Optimal Saving and Prudence in a Possibilistic Framework

  • Ana Maria Lucia CasademuntEmail author
  • Irina Georgescu
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 217)


In this paper we study the optimal saving problem in the framework of possibility theory. The notion of possibilistic precautionary saving is introduced as a measure of the way the presence of risk (represented by a fuzzy number) influences a consumer in establishing the level of optimal saving. The equivalence between the prudence condition (in the sense of Kimball) and a positive possibilistic precautionary saving is proved. Some relations between possibilistic risk aversion, prudence and possibilistic precautionary saving are established.


precautionary saving prudence possibility theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Maria Lucia Casademunt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Irina Georgescu
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Business Administration, Department of SociologyCordoba UniversityCordobaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Quantitative MethodsUniversidad Loyola–AndaluciaCordobaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Economic CyberneticsAcademy of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania

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