290 research outputs found

    Probabilistic sophistication and multiple priors.

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    We show that under fairly mild conditions, a maximin expected utility preference relation is probabilistically sophisticated if and only if it is subjective expected utility.

    A strong law of large numbers for capacities

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    We consider a totally monotone capacity on a Polish space and a sequence of bounded p.i.i.d. random variables. We show that, on a full set, any cluster point of empirical averages lies between the lower and the upper Choquet integrals of the random variables, provided either the random variables or the capacity are continuous.Comment: Published at http://dx.doi.org/10.1214/009117904000001062 in the Annals of Probability (http://www.imstat.org/aop/) by the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (http://www.imstat.org

    A strong law of large numbers for capacities.

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    We consider a totally monotone capacity on a Polish space and a sequence of bounded p.i.i.d. random variables. We show that, on a full set, any cluster point of empirical averages lies between the lower and the upper Choquet integrals of the random variables, provided either the random variables or the capacity are continuous.Capacities; Choquet integral; Strong law of large numbers

    On convexity and supermodularity.

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    Concavity and supermodularity are in general independent properties. A class of functionals defined on a lattice cone of a Riesz space has the Choquet property when it is the case that its members are concave whenever they are supermodular. We show that for some important Riesz spaces both the class of positively homogeneous functionals and the class of translation invariant functionals have the Choquet property. We extend in this way the results of Choquet [1] and Konig [4].

    Unique Solutions of Some Recursive Equations in Economic Dynamics

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    We study unique and globally attracting solutions of a general nonlinear equation that has as special cases some recursive equations widely used in Economics.Recursive equations, Intertemporal consumption

    On Concavity and Supermodularity

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    Concavity and supermodularity are in general independent properties. A class of functionals defined on a lattice cone of a Riesz space has the Choquet property when it is the case that its members are concave whenever they are supermodular. We show that for some important Riesz spaces both the class of positively homogeneous functionals and the class of translation invariant functionals have the Choquet property. We extend in this way the results of Choquet [2] and Konig [5].Concavity, Supermodularity

    Subcalculus for set functions and cores of TU games.

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    This paper introduces a subcalculus for general set functions and uses this framework to study the core of TU games. After stating a linearity theorem, we establish several theorems that characterize mea- sure games having finite-dimensional cores. This is a very tractable class of games relevant in many economic applications. Finally, we show that exact games with Þnite dimensional cores are generalized linear production games.TU games; non-additive set functions; subcalculus; cores

    Random correspndences as bundles of random variables.

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    We prove results that relate random correspondences with their measurable selections, thus providing a foundation for viewing random correspondences as "bundles" of random variables.

    The convexity-cone approach to comparative risk and downside risk.

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    We establish a calculus characterization of the core of supermodular games, which reduces the description of the core to the computation of suitable Gateaux derivatives of the Choquet integrals associated with the game. Our result generalizes to infinite games a classic result of Shapley (1971). As a secondary contribution, we provide a fairly complete analysis of the Gateaux and Frechet differentiability of the Choquet integrals of supermodular measure games.
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