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Transitive Regret Over Statistically Independent Lotteries


Sushil Bikhchandani


University of California, Los Angeles - Anderson School of Management

Uzi Segal


Boston College - Department of Economics

March 31, 2012


Abstract:     
Preferences may arise from regret, i.e., from comparisons with alternatives forgone by the decision maker. We show that when the choice set consists of pairwise statistically independent lotteries, transitive regret-based behavior is consistent with betweenness preferences and with a family of preferences that is characterized by a consistency property. Examples of consistent preferences include CARA, CRRA, and anticipated utility.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: regret, transitivity, non-expected utility

JEL Classification: D81

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Date posted: April 19, 2012  

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Bikhchandani, Sushil and Segal, Uzi, Transitive Regret Over Statistically Independent Lotteries (March 31, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2042791 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2042791

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