2 Decision Theory

  • Thorsten Hens
  • Marc Oliver Rieger
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


Consider the following game: you roll a dice, if you roll a 6, you win 6 million € otherwise you win nothing. You can play only once. Let us assume your expected utility function is given by u(x) =log10x (base 10 logarithm, i.e., log10(10n) = n) and your initial wealth is 10,000 €.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thorsten Hens
    • 1
  • Marc Oliver Rieger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Banking and FinanceUniversity of ZurichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of TrierTrierGermany

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