Risk aversion indivisible timing options and gambling

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Risk Aversion, Indivisible Timing Options and Gambling† Vicky Henderson‡ University of Oxford David Hobson§ University of Warwick May 20, 2011 Abstract In this paper we model the behavior of a risk averse agent who seeks to maximize expected utility and who has an indivisible asset and a timing option over when to sell this asset.

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The typical measures of risk-aversion and risk-seeking for differentiable utility functions are the Arrow–Pratt coefficients of absolute and relative risk-aversion. 5 However, these measures are never well defined for knapsack utility functions as a result of the following theorem. Utility Maximization with Discretionary Stopping | SIAM Journal on ... (2013) Risk Aversion, Indivisible Timing Options, and Gambling. Operations Research 61 :1, 126-137. (2012) Optimal consumption-leisure, portfolio and retirement selection based on α-maxmin expected CES utility with ambiguity. Appears the best for the risk neutral subjects in - Course Hero 12 References Henderson V and Hobson D (2014), “ Risk aversion, indivisible timing options, and gambling ”, Operations Research, 61, 126-137.

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The risk premium is 1.51. The new function has constant relative risk aversion equal to 3 4 > 1 2, so the risk premium is higher. This relates to the fact that v(w) = [u(w)]1/2, or v is an increasing concave transformation of u, so v is “more concave” than u. (e) Here we go back to the u function, and the risk as a proportion of the initial ...

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