Willingness to pay for stochastic improvements of future risk under different risk aversion

Hongxia WANG, Jianli WANG*, Ho Yin Martin YICK

*Corresponding author for this work

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Within a general intertemporal decision-making framework, this work shows one individual with more kth-degree (k=2,…,n) Ross risk aversion always chooses more current paying to improve his future payoff distribution when such stochastic improvement satisfies the nth-degree mean-preserving stochastic dominance. Moreover, when stochastic improvement of the future payoff distribution is not mean-preserving, the notions of linearly(quadratically)-restricted more Ross risk aversion proposed by Eeckhoudt, Liu and Meyer (2017) can help provide a clear-cut comparative statics analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Early online date11 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018



  • Ross risk aversion
  • Saving
  • Self-protection
  • Stochastic dominance

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