Even (Mixed) Risk Lovers are Prudent: Comment.

S. Ebert

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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


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