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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 239–269.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Ivan Moscati The article studies the origin, content, and impact of two experiments to measure the utility of money, one by Frederick Mosteller and Philip Nogee in 1948–49 and one by Donald Davidson, Patrick Suppes, and Sidney Siegel in 1954. Both experiments relied on expected utility theory (EUT...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (2): 367–369.
Published: 01 April 2021
... solution is based on two assump- tions. First, the hypothesis that individuals evaluate bets by taking into account the average of the utilities of the monetary payoffs of the bets. This hypothesis was later called expected utility theory. Second, Bernoulli assumed that the marginal utility of money...
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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (5): 974–976.
Published: 01 October 2019
... that can be recovered from actual choice behavior that satisfies the weak axioms of revealed preferences. Moscati explains why the label utility theory is retained in the period from these developments to mid-twentieth century expected utility theory. During this time the well-known American...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 1–48.
Published: 01 March 2018
... for Expected Utility Theory .” In The Experiment in the History of Economics , edited by Fontaine P. Leonard Robert J. , 25 – 49 . New York : Routledge . Jallais Sophie Pradier Pierre-Charles Teira David . 2008 . “ Facts, Norms and Expected Utility Functions .” History...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (suppl_1): 143–171.
Published: 01 January 1997
... of experience utility, plays in relation to framing decision scenarios, and bootstrapping the expected utility hypothesis relative to expected utility theory. 1. Synopsis of AMP’s Critique a m p ’s book is about the possibly pernicious effects of “economics impe­ rialism” in the area of health care...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 335–346.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., Mary Anne. See Eliot, historical methods, use of, 74, George 76 Evolutionary economics, 56–57, 60 instinct psychology, applied to, Expected utility theory. See also 104–7 Davidson-Suppes-Siegel...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (3): 729–744.
Published: 01 September 1992
... of the mathematical appendix-does not quite conclude that utility theory cannot explain gambling; rather, it merely asserts that maximization of the expected utility of wealth is inconsistent with gambling at fair odds if diminishing marginal utility is maintained. In particular, it leaves open...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 1–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., hence, in principle as an indirect test of expected utility theory. Introduction 7 It became apparent that real people can and do distort probabilities; they also become confused when facing gambles with complicated odds. Interestingly...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 649–681.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... Sloan and Russell Sage Foundations’ Behavioral Economics Program, 1984–1992 . Science in Context . Jallais S. Pradier P.-C. . 2005 . The Allais Paradox and Its Immediate Consequences for Expected Utility Theory . In The Experiment in the History of Economics , edited by Fontaine P...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 316–331.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of expected utility theory. Evaluation is a teleological/ functional theory; it describes an outcome but not the process the system uses to achieve it. Evaluation, according to prospect theory, modifies util- ity theory in three ways: 1. The idea of a reference point or adaptation level, which is set...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 546–550.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the book under review here) tends to notice how clever it was to think of it in the first place. Their invention of von Neumann and Morgenstern utility functions (for use in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 559–562.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the book under review here) tends to notice how clever it was to think of it in the first place. Their invention of von Neumann and Morgenstern utility functions (for use in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 541–543.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the book under review here) tends to notice how clever it was to think of it in the first place. Their invention of von Neumann and Morgenstern utility functions (for use in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 543–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say that the rational solution of a two- person, zero-sum game is for each player to use one of their maximin strategies. However, von Neumann and Morgenstern stable sets are now...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 550–551.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the book under review here) tends to notice how clever it was to think of it in the first place. Their invention of von Neumann and Morgenstern utility functions (for use in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 552–553.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the book under review here) tends to notice how clever it was to think of it in the first place. Their invention of von Neumann and Morgenstern utility functions (for use in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 553–555.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say that the rational solution of a two- person, zero-sum game is for each player to use one of their maximin strategies. However, von Neumann and Morgenstern stable sets are now...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 555–557.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the book under review here) tends to notice how clever it was to think of it in the first place. Their invention of von Neumann and Morgenstern utility functions (for use in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 557–559.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the book under review here) tends to notice how clever it was to think of it in the first place. Their invention of von Neumann and Morgenstern utility functions (for use in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 562–565.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of von Neumann and Morgenstern utility functions (for use in expected utility theory) is equally well established. Nor does anyone doubt that von Neumann and Morgenstern were right to say that the rational solution of a two- person, zero-sum game is for each player to use one of their maximin...