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ERIC Number: EJ872060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0485
Expected Utility Illustrated: A Graphical Analysis of Gambles with More than Two Possible Outcomes
Chen, Frederick H.
Journal of Economic Education, v41 n1 p63-70 2010
The author presents a simple geometric method to graphically illustrate the expected utility from a gamble with more than two possible outcomes. This geometric result gives economics students a simple visual aid for studying expected utility theory and enables them to analyze a richer set of decision problems under uncertainty compared to what they typically see in an intermediate-level microeconomics course. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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