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Savage in the Market

Echenique, Federico and Saito, Kota (2013) Savage in the Market. Social Science Working Paper, 1380. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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We develop a behavioral axiomatic characterization of Subjective Expected Utility (SEU) under risk aversion. Given is an individual agent’s behavior in the market: assume a finite collection of asset purchases with corresponding prices. We show that such behavior satisfies a “revealed preference axiom” if and only if there exists a SEU model (a subjective probability over states and a concave utility function over money) that accounts for the given asset purchases.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Echenique, Federico0000-0002-1567-6770
Saito, Kota0000-0003-1189-8912
Additional Information:We thank Kim Border and Chris Chambers for inspiration, comments, and advice.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Subject Keywords:Subjective Expected Utility; Risk Aversion; Revealed Preference; Testable Implications
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:1380
Classification Code:JEL: D81, D11
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20170726-151722235
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ID Code:79449
Deposited By: Hanna Storlie
Deposited On:07 Aug 2017 22:02
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