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Risk Analysis in Theory and Practice (Academic Press Advanced Finance (Hardcover))

Risk Analysis in Theory and Practice (Academic Press Advanced Finance (Hardcover))

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Book DescriptionThe objective of this book is to present this analytical framework and to illustrate how it can be used in the investigation of economic decisions under risk. In a sense, the economics of risk is a difficult subject: it involves understanding human decisions in the absence of perfect information. How do we make decisions when we do not know some of events affecting us? The complexities of our uncertain world and of how humans obtain and process information make this difficult. In spite ofthese difficulties, much progress has been made. First, probability theory is the corner stone of risk assessment. This allows us to measure risk in a fashion that can be communicated among decision makers or researchers. Second, risk preferences are nowbetter understood. This provides useful insights into the economic rationality of decision making under uncertainty. Third, over the last decades, good insights have been developed about the value of information. This helps better understand the role of information in human decision making and this book provides a systematic treatment of these issues in the context of both private and public decisions under uncertainty.

* Balanced treatment of conceptual models and applied analysis
* Considersboth private and public decisions under uncertainty
* Website presents application exercises in EXCELDownload DescriptionThe economics of risk has been a fascinating area of inquiry for at least two reasons. First, hardly any situation requiring economic decisions is certain. The sources of uncertainty are multiple and pervasive, including price risk, income risk, weather risk, and health risk. Resultantly, both private and public decisions under risk render considerable interest. Second, in recent years, there's been significant progress in understanding human behavior under uncertainty. Consequently, we now have a more refined framework to analyze decision making under risk. The author presents an analytical framework and illustrates how to use it to investigate economic decisions under risk. In a sense, the economics of risk is a difficult subject: it involves understanding human decisions in the absence of perfect information. How do we make decisions when we do not know some of events affecting us?