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Judged knowledge and ambiguity aversion

Hans-Jürgen Keppe and Martin Weber

No 277, Manuskripte aus den Instituten für Betriebswirtschaftslehre der Universität Kiel from Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Betriebswirtschaftslehre

Abstract: Competence has been recently proposed as an explanation for the degree of ambiguity aversion. Using general knowledge questions we presented subjects with simple lotteries in which they could bet on an event and against the same event. We show that the sum of certainty equivalents for both bets depends on the judged knowledge of the class of events. We also elicited the decision weights for events and complementary events. We found a similar effect of knowledge on the sum of decision weights.

Keywords: Ambiguity; Competence; Knowledge; Decision Making; Uncertainty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1991
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