Revealed Preference and Expected Utility

Theory and Decision 49 (2):159-174 (2000)
This essay gives necessary and sufficient conditions for recovering expected utility from choice behavior in several popular models of uncertainty. In particular, these techniques handle a finite state model; a model for which the choice space consists of probability densities and the expected utility representation requires bounded, measurable utility; and a model for which the choice space consists of Borel probability measures and the expected utility representation requires bounded, continuous utility. The key result is the identification of the continuity condition necessary for the revelation of linear utility
Keywords Revealed preference  Choice space  Expected utility  Linear utility  Continuity condition
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DOI 10.1023/A:1005201231435
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