Economics at your fingertips  

The Structure of Preferences and Attitudes towards the Timing of the Resolution of Uncertainty

Soo Hong Chew () and Larry Epstein ()

International Economic Review, 1989, vol. 30, issue 1, 103-17

Abstract: This paper is concerned with the phenomenon of preference for timing in the temporal resolution of uncertainty and its implications for the structure of utility functionals defined on multiperiod consumption programs. Several postulates concerning attitudes towards timing are stated using a new definition of timing premium for early resolution of uncertainty. The analysis provides an axiomatic basis for the specifications of expected utility and the more general weighted utility and implicit weighted utility functionals in temporal models. Copyright 1989 by Economics Department of the University of Pennsylvania and the Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association.

Date: 1989
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (20) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) ... O%3B2-4&origin=repec full text (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to JSTOR subscribers. See for details.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0020-6598

Access Statistics for this article

International Economic Review is currently edited by Harold L. Cole

More articles in International Economic Review from Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association 160 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6297. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing ().

Page updated 2020-10-06
Handle: RePEc:ier:iecrev:v:30:y:1989:i:1:p:103-17