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Certainty Equivalent Representation of Binary Gambles That Are Decomposed into Risky and Sure Parts

Yutaka Matsushita

Review of Economics & Finance, 2012, vol. 2, 65-75

Abstract: This paper develops a weighted additive model for certainty equivalents of binary gambles with a segregation form, in the sense that they are decomposition into sure gains and risky gambles. The effect of adding a sure gain to the preference for a risky gamble is considered to be evaluated by weight. First, a certainty equivalent of every gamble is decomposed into the addition of a sure gain and a conditional certainty equivalent. Second, two new conditions are provided to express the conditional certainty equivalent as a multiplicative form by weight.

Keywords: Segregation; Certainty equivalent; Utility of gambling; Risk attitude (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D81 C60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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