Risk and Probability Premiums for CARA Utility FunctionsJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
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AbstractThe risk premium and the probability premium are used to determine appro- priate coefficients of absolute risk aversion under CARA utility. A defensible range of risk-aversion coefficients is defined by the coefficients that correspond to risk premiums falling between 1 and 99% of the amount at risk or to probability premiums falling between .005 and .49 for a lottery that pays or loses a given sum. The consequences of ignoring risk premiums when selecting risk-aversion coefficients for representative decision makers are illustrated by calculation of the implied risk premium associated with the levels of absolute risk aversion assumed in six selected studies.
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Citation InformationBruce A. Babcock, E. Kwan Choi and Eli Feinerman. "Risk and Probability Premiums for CARA Utility Functions" Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Vol. 18 Iss. 1 (1993) p. 17 - 24
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