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The internal consistency of the standard gamble: tests after adjusting for prospect theory

By Adam Oliver

Abstract

This article reports a study that tests whether the internal consistency of the standard gamble can be improved upon by incorporating loss weighting and probability transformation parameters in the standard gamble valuation procedure. Five alternatives to the standard EU formulation are considered: (1) probability transformation within an EU framework; and, within a prospect theory framework, (2) loss weighting and full probability transformation, (3) no loss weighting and full probability transformation, (4) loss weighting and no probability transformation, and (5) loss weighting and partial probability transformation. Of the five alternatives, only the prospect theory formulation with loss weighting and no probability transformation offers an improvement in internal consistency over the standard EU valuation procedure

Topics: HB Economic Theory
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S0167-6296(03)00023-7
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:159
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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