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Recent developments in modeling preferences: Uncertainty and ambiguity

Camerer, Colin and Weber, Martin (1992) Recent developments in modeling preferences: Uncertainty and ambiguity. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 5 (4). pp. 325-370. ISSN 0895-5646. doi:10.1007/BF00122575.

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In subjective expected utility (SEU), the decision weights people attach to events are their beliefs about the likelihood of events. Much empirical evidence, inspired by Ellsberg (1961) and others, shows that people prefer to bet on events they know more about, even when their beliefs are held constant. (They are averse to ambiguity, or uncertainty about probability.) We review evidence, recent theoretical explanations, and applications of research on ambiguity and SEU.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Thanks to Jonathan Baron, James Dow, Peter Fishburn, Itzhak Gilboa, Gordon Hazen, Howard Kunreuther, Tomas Phillipson, David Schmeidler, Amos Tversky, the editor, and several anonymous referees for corrections and helpful comments. Camerer's contribution to this work was supported by the National Science Foundation, grant no. SES 88-09299. Weber's contribution was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsge-meinschaft, grant no. WE 993/5-1.
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NSFSES 88-09299
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)WE 993/5-1
Subject Keywords:ambiguity; uncertainty; Ellsberg paradox; nonexpected utility
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Official Citation:Camerer, C. and M. Weber (1992). "Recent developments in modeling preferences: Uncertainty and ambiguity." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 5(4): 325-370.
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