Constructive Decision Theory

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  • Lawrence E. Blume
  • David A. Easley
  • Joseph Y. Halpern
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7750)


Most models of decisionmaking under uncertainty describe a decision environment with a set of states and a set of outcomes. Objects of choice are acts, functions from states to outcomes. The decision maker (DM) holds a preference relation on the set of all such functions. Representation theorems characterize those preference relations with utility functions on acts that separate (more or less) tastes on outcomes from beliefs on states.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence E. Blume
    • 1
  • David A. Easley
    • 1
  • Joseph Y. Halpern
    • 2
  1. 1.Economics DepartmentCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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