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Unpublished Paper
Estimation Risk when Theory Meets Reality
CARD Working Papers
  • Sergio H. Lence, Iowa State University
  • Dermot J. Hayes, Iowa State University
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Series Number
93-WP 107
Estimation risk occurs in the almost universal situation where parameters of importance for decision making are not known with certainty. Bayes' criterion is the procedure consistent with expected utility maximization in the presence of estimation risk. Three interrelated problems in the presence of estimation risk are analyzed: (i) the choice of the utility-maximizing decision rule in a mean-variance framework, (ii) the calculation of certainty equivalent returns, and (iii) the valuation of additional sample information.
Citation Information
Sergio H. Lence and Dermot J. Hayes. "Estimation Risk when Theory Meets Reality" (1993)
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