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Preference reversals and the analysis of income distributions

Amiel, Yoram and Cowell, Frank and Davidovitz, Leima and Polovin, Avraham (2003) Preference reversals and the analysis of income distributions. Distributional Analysis Research Programme; DARP 66, 66. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

It is known from the literature on uncertainty that in cases where individuals express a preference for a high win-probability bet over a bet with high winnings they nevertheless will bid more to obtain the bet with high winnings. We investigate whether a similar phenomenon applies in the parallel social-choice situation. Here decisions are to be made between a distribution with a small group of very highincome people. Results from a number of experimental designs are analysed.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2003 by the authors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 08:46
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/2144

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