Dynamic consistency implies approximately expected utility preferences

Kim C. Border, Uzi Segal

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Machina has proposed a definition of dynamic consistency which admits non-expected utility functionals. We show that even under this new definition a dynamically consistent preference relation that is differentiable becomes arbitrarily close to an expected utility preference after the realization of a low probability event. Journal of Economic Literature Classification Number: D81.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-188
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Economic Theory
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes


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