Theory and Decision

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 99–105 | Cite as

Coherent bets under partially resolving uncertainty and belief functions

  • Jean-Yves Jaffray


By considering situations of partially resolving uncertainty, a one-to-one correspondence between belief functions and coherent betting systems à la de Finetti is shown to exist.


decision theory uncertainty betting system Dutch book belief function 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Yves Jaffray
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  1. 1.Université P. et M. CurieParisFrance

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