Choquet Expected Utility Representation of Preferences on Generalized Lotteries

  • Giulianella Coletti
  • Davide Petturiti
  • Barbara Vantaggi
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 443)


The classical von Neumann–Morgenstern’s notion of lottery is generalized by replacing a probability distribution on a finite support with a belief function on the power set of the support. Given a partial preference relation on a finite set of generalized lotteries, a necessary and sufficient condition (weak rationality) is provided for its representation as a Choquet expected utility of a strictly increasing utility function.


Generalized lottery preference relation belief function probability envelope Choquet expected utility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulianella Coletti
    • 1
  • Davide Petturiti
    • 2
  • Barbara Vantaggi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dip. Matematica e InformaticaUniversità di PerugiaItaly
  2. 2.Dip. S.B.A.I.Università di Roma “La Sapienza”Italy

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