A theory of vague expected utility

Paola Manzini*, Marco Mariotti

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We propose a new theory of choice between lotteries, which combines an 'economic' view of decision making - based on a rational, though incomplete, ordering - with a 'psychological' view - based on heuristics. This theory can explain observed violations of EU theory, namely all cyclical patterns of choice as well as violations of independence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
JournalTopics in Theoretical Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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  • Cyclical preferences
  • Expected utility
  • Incomplete preference relation


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