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Economics versus Psychology. Risk, Uncertainty and the Expected Utility Theory
Economics versus Psychology. Risk, Uncertainty and the Expected Utility Theory

Author(s): Daniele Schiliro
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: ASERS Publishing
Keywords: rational choice; risk; uncertainty; expected utility theory

Summary/Abstract: The present contribution examines the emergence of expected utility theory by John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, the subjective the expected utility theory by Savage, and the problem of choice under risk and uncertainty, focusing in particular on the seminal work “The Utility Analysis of Choices involving Risk”(1948) by Milton Friedman and Leonard Savage to show how the evolution of the theory of choice has determined a separation of economics from psychology.

  • Issue Year: III/2017
  • Issue No: 1(4)
  • Page Range: 77-96
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English