Three layers of uncertainty
Ilke Aydogan (),
Loïc Berger (),
Valentina Bosetti () and
Ning Liu ()
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Ilke Aydogan: IESEG School of Management, Univ. Lille, CNRS, UMR 9221 - LEM - Lille Economie Management, F-59000 Lille, France; and iRisk Research Center on Risk and Uncertainty
Loïc Berger: CNRS, Univ. Lille, IESEG School of Management, UMR 9221 - LEM - Lille Economie Management, F-59000 Lille, France; iRisk Research Center on Risk and Uncertainty; RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE), and Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Italy
Valentina Bosetti: Department of Economics and IGIER, Bocconi University, and RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE), Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Italy
Ning Liu: School of Economics and Management, Beihang University and Laboratory for Low-carbon Intelligent Governance, Beihang University, China
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We explore decision-making under uncertainty using a framework that decomposes uncertainty into three distinct layers: (1) risk, which entails inherent randomness within a given probability model; (2) model ambiguity, which entails uncertainty about the probability model to be used; and (3) model misspecification, which entails uncertainty about the presence of the correct probability model among the set of models considered. Using a new experimental design, we isolate and measure attitudes towards each layer separately. We conduct our experiment on three di?erent subject pools and document the existence of a behavioral distinction between the three layers. In addition to providing new insights into the underlying processes behind ambiguity aversion, we provide the first empirical evidence of the role of model misspecification in decision-making under uncertainty.
Keywords: : Ambiguity aversion; model uncertainty; model misspecification; non-expected utility; reduction of compound lotteries (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 pages
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