Theory and Decision

, 65:271 | Cite as

Eliciting beliefs

  • Robert Chambers
  • Tigran Melkonyan


We develop an algorithm that can be used to approximate a decisionmaker’s beliefs for a class of preference structures that includes, among others, α-maximin expected utility preferences, Choquet expected utility preferences, and, more generally, constant additive preferences. For both exact and statistical approximation, we demonstrate convergence in an appropriate sense to the true belief structure.


α-Maximin expected utility Choquet expected utility Rank-dependent Invariant biseparable preferences Constant additive preferences Geometric tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of Maryland, College ParkCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Resource EconomicsUniversity of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA

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