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Cardinal utility theory as a basis for investment decision making under risk

Lei-Feng Hsi

Cardinal utility theory as a basis for investment decision making under risk

by Lei-Feng Hsi

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Published by Institute of Economics and Business Studies, College of Graduate Studies, Nanyang University in [Singapore] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decision making.,
  • Utility theory.,
  • Capital investments.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: leaves 23-25.

    Statementby Lei-Feng Hsi.
    SeriesOccasional paper/Technical report series ;, no. 9, Occasional paper/Technical report series (Nanyang University. Institute of Economics and Business Studies) ;, no. 9.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD30.23 .H74
    The Physical Object
    Pagination25 leaves ;
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4277854M
    LC Control Number78303625

    Cardinal Utility Theory Ordinal Utility Theory Revealed Preference Theory Consumer Surplus Decision Making Under Risk and Uncertainty Section-VIII: Appendix Read less. About the author: affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University on deputation basis. Dr. addressing uncertainty in decision making. The sources of uncertainty in decision making are discussed, emphasizing the distinction between uncertainty and risk, and the characterization of uncertainty and risk. The report provides a brief overview of decision theory Cited by: 7.

    Presents a critique of expected utility theory as a descriptive model of decision making under risk, and argues that common forms of utility theory are .   This theory also notes that the utility of a money does not necessarily equate to the total value of money. This theory helps explains why people may take out insurance policies to cover themselves.

    decision analysis methods, as will be discussed later in this paper, is to provide a strategy to minimize the exposure of petroleum projects to risk and un-certainty in petroleum exploration ventures. The assessment to risk model preferences of decision makers can be achieved using a utility function provided by Utility Theory. If companiesCited by: In classical economics, expected utility theory is often used as a descriptive theory—that is, a theory of how people do make decisions—or as a predictive theory—that is, a theory that, while it may not accurately model the psychological mechanisms of decision-making, correctly predicts people's choices.


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Cardinal utility theory as a basis for investment decision making under risk by Lei-Feng Hsi Download PDF EPUB FB2

According to some interpretations of the expected utility theory, the cardinal utility function u v i (x i) = u v i represents a joint effect of the attitude toward risk’of the individual and his or her “utility” or satisfaction of the prizes.

There is no need, therefore, according to these interpretations of the theory, Cited by: Utility theory is the basis for eliciting judgments from the decision maker about preferences among alternatives with respect to each attribute, common units of value across attributes, and uncertainty.

From: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences,   Chapter 12 studies the problem of making decisions under risk and uncertainty. We present basic ideas on sensitivity analysis for one and several variables, game theory, decision trees, cardinal utility theory and Montecarlo : Ignacio Velez-Pareja.

Preference or Utility Theory: This is another approach to decision-making under conditions of uncertainty. This approach is based on the notion that individual attitudes towards risk vary. Some individuals are willing to take only smaller risks (“risk averters”), while others are willing to take greater risks (“gamblers”).Author: Surbhi Rawat.

Utility theory rests upon the idea that people behave as if they make decisions by assigning imaginary utility values to the original monetary values. The decision maker sees different levels of monetary values, translates these values into different, hypothetical terms (“utils”), processes the decision in utility terms (not in wealth terms), and translates the result back to monetary terms.

A new technique of decision making under risk consists of using tree diagrams or decision trees. A decision tree is used for sequential decision-making. Suppose Mr. X is a decision-maker with a utility function shown in Fig. who has an income of Rs.

15, and he is given the following offer. The main assumption or premises on which the cardinal utility analysis rests are as under. (i) Rationality. The consumer is rational. He seeks to maximize satisfaction from the limited income which is at his disposal.

(ii) Utility is cardinally measurable. The utility can be measured in cardinal numbers such as 1, 3, 10, 15, etc. Now the expected utility from the new risky job is less than the utility of 55 from the present job with an assured income of Rs. 15, (Note that in the risky job also, expected income is Rs.

15, [E(x) = x 0 + x 30, = ], Note again that Figure we are considering the choice of a risk averse individual for whom marginal utility of money declines as he has. investment decision. The decision itself is a subjective act, but it is based on both subjective and objective factors.

Risk is an. important component of every investment. For gains, an individual's utility function is concave, representing his risk AVERSION.

For losses, the utility function is convex, representing risk-LOVING behavior. Ordinal utility means ranking items under consideration from most satisfaction to the least. Many economists believe that consumers do this in their heads when they make purchase decisions.

Hirschleifer () "Investment Decision under Uncertainty: Choice-theoretic approaches", Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 79, p J. Hirshleifer () "Investment Decision under Uncertainty: Applications of the state-preference approach", Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol.

80, p An Introduction to Utility Theory David “Rez” Graham 9 Introduction Decision making forms the core of any AI system. There are many different approaches to decision making, several of which are discussed in other chapters in this book.

One of the most robust and powerful systems we’ve encountered is a utility-based system. TheFile Size: KB. Notes on Uncertainty and Expected Utility Ted Bergstrom, UCSB Economics A Novem 1 Introduction Expected utility theory has a remarkably long history, predating Adam Smith by a generation and marginal utility theory by about a century.1 Inwhich corresponds to this utility will equal the value of the riskFile Size: KB.

"Multidimensional Risk Aversion: The Cardinal Sin," Working Papers 12/, University of Verona, Department of Economics. Yanick Farmer, "Using vNM expected utility theory to facilitate the decision-making in social ethics," Journal of Risk Research, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol.

18(10), pagesNovember. 2 Expected Utility We start by considering the expected utility model, which dates back to Daniel Bernoulli in the 18th century and was formally developed by John von Neumann and Oscar Morgenstern () in their book Theory of Games and Economic Be-havior.

Remarkably, they viewed the development of the expected utility model. The rational choice approach is still the most frequently applied model to decision making under risk and a cornerstone of modern finance theory. The virtue of the model is straightforward: based on the knowledge of individuals’ risk preferences, the rational choice approach offers a (usually) unique prediction of investment behavior, i.e., a Cited by: The book starts by introducing the basic concepts of risk and risk aversion that are crucial throughout the rest of the text.

Part two of the text applies these basic concepts to a multitude of personal decisions under risk. Part 3 uses the results about personal decision making to show how markets for risk are organized and how risky assets.

Behavioral models of decision making under risk and/or uncertainty with application to public sectors Annual Reviews in Control, Vol. 32, No. 1 Risk attributes theory: Decision making under riskCited by: This book brings together some of his major contributions to the economic theory of decision making under uncertainty, and also several essays.

These include an important essay on 'Decision theory under moral hazard and state dependent preferences' that significantly extends modern theory, and which provides rigorous foundations for subsequent Author: Jacques Drèze.

Utility theory is interested in people's preferences or values and with assumptions about a person's preferences that enable them to be represented in numerically useful ways. The first two sections of this paper say more about what utility is, why people are interested in it, and how it is interpreted and used in the management and behavioral.Peter Wakker is professor of decisions under uncertainty at the Econometric Institute of Erasmus School of Economics (ESE).

He works in behavioral economics and on risk and ambiguity. Wakker has published in leading journals in economics, business, medicine, psychology, statistics, and mathematics. He was nominated the best-publishing Dutch economist in the. Utility: "Utility" is an economic term introduced by Daniel Bernoulli referring to the total satisfaction received from consuming a good or service.

The economic utility of a .