Even (Mixed) Risk Lovers are Prudent: Comment.

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Abstract

Crainich, Eeckhoudt, and Trannoy (2013) show that mixed risk lovers are prudent. I show that common risk loving utility functions may not exhibit mixed risk loving—as is typical for risk aversion and mixed risk aversion—and thus these traits should be carefully distinguished. In particular, risk lovers may be imprudent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1536-1537
JournalAmerican Economic Review
Volume103
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Even (Mixed) Risk Lovers are Prudent: Comment. / Ebert, S.

In: American Economic Review, Vol. 103, No. 4, 06.2013, p. 1536-1537.

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