More on parametric characterizations of risk aversion and prudence
Thomas Eichner and
Economic Theory, 2003, vol. 21, issue 4, 895-900
This note provides an alternative proof for the equivalence of decreasing absolute prudence (DAP) in the expected utility framework and in a two-parametric approach where utility is a function of the mean and the standard deviation. In addition, we elucidate that the equivalence of DAP and the concavity of utility as a function of mean and variance, which was shown to hold for normally distributed stochastics in Lajeri and Nielsen , cannot be generalized. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
Keywords: Keywords and Phrases: Risk aversion; Prudence.; JEL Classification Numbers: D81. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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