Risk, Decision and Rationality

  • Bertrand R. Munier

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLB, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introductory Chapter

    1. Bertrand R. Munier
      Pages 1-34
  3. Concepts and Experiments in Utility Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Mark R. McCord, Christos Leotsarakos
      Pages 59-75
    3. N. L. van der Sar, B. M. S. van Praag, S. Dubnoff
      Pages 77-96
    4. Jean M. Guiot, Jean Lefoll
      Pages 97-102
    5. Denis Bouyssou, Jean-Claude Vansnick
      Pages 103-114
    6. John C. Harsanyi
      Pages 127-138
  4. Experimental Investigation and the Expected Utility Hypotheses

  5. Criticisms of Expected Utility Theory and Alternative Models

  6. The Unsolved Plurality of Models

  7. Rationality and the Logic of Decision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Robert Kast
      Pages 419-434
    3. Philippe Mongin, Bernard Walliser
      Pages 435-457
    4. Marc Fleurbaey
      Pages 459-481
    5. Peter J. Hammond
      Pages 503-516
    6. Edward F. McClennen
      Pages 517-536
  8. Modeling and Measuring Uncertainty

  9. Some Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 639-639
    2. L. Eeckhoudt, F. Calcoen, J. F. Outreuille, M. Launers
      Pages 641-656
    3. R. Charreton, J. M. Bourdaire
      Pages 657-677
    4. Lourdes Centeno
      Pages 679-689
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 691-707

About this book


Decision Theory has considerably developed in the late 1970's and the 1980's. The evolution has been so fast and far-r2aching that it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of the new state of the art. After a decade of new contributions, there was a need for an overview' of the field. This book is intended to fill the gap. The reader will find here thirty~nine selected papers which were given at FUR-III, the third international confe­ rence on the Foundations and applications of Utility, Risk and decision theories, held in Aix-en-Provence in June 1986. An introductory chapter will provide an overview of the main questions raised on the subject since the 17th Century and more particularly so in the last thirty years, as well as some elementary information on the experimental and theoretical results obtained. It is thus hoped that any reader with some basic background in either Economics, Hanagement or Operations Research will be able to read profitably the thirty-nine other chapters. Psychologists, Sociologists, Social Philosophers and other specialists of the social sciences will also read this book with interest, as will high-level practitioners of decision~making and advanced students in one of the abovementioned fields. An expository survey of this volume will be found at the end of the introductory chapter, so that any of the seven parts of the book can be put by the reader in due perspective.


calculus decision making decision theory modeling production regression risk theory utility theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertrand R. Munier
    • 1
  1. 1.GRASCEUniversity of Aix-Marseille IIIFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8283-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4019-2
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