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Choquet rationality. (English) Zbl 1038.91521
Summary: Consider a decision problem under uncertainty for a decision maker with known (utility) payoffs over prizes. The authors call an act Choquet (Shafer, Bernoulli) rational if for some capacity (belief function, probability) over the set of states, it maximizes her “expected” utility. They show that an act may be Choquet rational without being Bernoulli rational, but it is Choquet rational if and only if it is Shafer rational.

91B06 Decision theory
91B16 Utility theory
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