Accession Number:

AD0786189

Title:

Seven Independence Concepts and Continuous Multiattribute Utility Functions.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK COLL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

This paper examines seven independence concepts based on a preference relation on the set of simple probability measures defined on a set of multiattribute consequences. Three of the independence relations involve gambles and the other four are based on riskless preferences over the n-tuples in the consequence set. The main theorems state conditions under which one or more of the risky independence relations can be derived from a riskless independence relation in conjunction with other conditions. The other conditions include the assumptions that the consequence set is a convex subset of a finite-dimensional Euclidean space and that the individuals von Neumann-Morgenstern utility function on the consequence set is continuous. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE