Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1982

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Statistics

Abstract

In this work the general problem of finding bounds for;(DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI);where g is given and;(DIAGRAM, TABLE OR GRAPHIC OMITTED...PLEASE SEE DAI);is considered. A solution is proposed for a certain class of functions, g. This is applied to utility analysis, and it is shown that a utility function which exhibits decreasing absolute risk aversion is a member of that class. Other general fields of application, including reliability, are also discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5320

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Michael D. Hale

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8221192

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

128 pages

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