ROSS MEETS BELL : Linex utility and riskier background risk

Abstract

At rst glance, there would appear to be no relationship between Bell's (1988) concept of one-switch utility functions and that of a stronger measure of risk aversion due to Ross (1981). We show however that speci c assumptions about the behavior of the stronger measure of risk aversion also give rise to the linex utility function which belongs to the class… (More)

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