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On skewness of return and buying more than one ticket in a lottery

David Peel and David Law

Applied Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 16, issue 10, 1029-1032

Abstract: The purpose in this article is to demonstrate that buying more than one ticket in a lottery is readily explicable in models of utility that permit gambling at actuarially unfair odds. However, contrary to popular view, we show this choice cannot be explained in terms of a variance-skew trade-off.

Date: 2009
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