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Can forbidden zones for the expectation explain noise influence in behavioral economics and decision sciences?

Alexander Harin

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The present article is devoted to discrete random variables that take a limited number of values in finite closed intervals. I prove that if non-zero lower bounds exist for the variances of the variables, then non-zero bounds or forbidden zones exist for their expectations near the boundaries of the intervals. This article is motivated by the need in rigorous theoretical support for the analysis of the influence of scattering and noise on data in behavioral economics and decision sciences.

Keywords: probability; dispersion; variance; noise; economics; utility theory; prospect theory; behavioral economics; decision sciences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C02 C1 D8 D81 D84 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-01-15
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