Decision Science: A Human-Oriented Perspective by George Mengov

By George Mengov

This publication deals a brand new point of view on human decision-making via evaluating the demonstrated equipment in choice technological know-how with cutting edge modelling on the point of neurons and neural interactions. The publication provides a brand new iteration of machine types, that could are expecting with staggering accuracy person financial offerings whilst humans cause them to through fast instinct instead of by means of attempt. A imaginative and prescient for a brand new type of social technological know-how is printed, wherein neural types of emotion and cognition seize the dynamics of socioeconomic platforms and digital social networks. The exposition is approachable by way of specialists in addition to by means of complex scholars. the writer is an affiliate Professor of choice technological know-how with a doctorate in Computational Neuroscience, and a former software program advisor to banks within the urban of London.

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2 Axioms and a Theorem in Expected Utility Theory 25 Let me now briefly comment on these axioms and consider some of their implications. It should be noted that in retrospect, it is easy to find fault with them, especially after decades of mounting empirical evidence. All the same, their formulation was a significant step forward in describing economic activity with scientific rigor. Moreover, at least in decision science, though not in economics, the idea that utility can be measured survived the test of time for much longer than the particular axiomatic system.

1): because of the diminishing marginal utility of money, people would prefer to sell their right to gamble and get a smaller but certain sum instead of a potentially huge but uncertain one. In this vein, a low-income agent would be willing to avoid risk and buy insurance, provided it is not too expensive. The second segment is convex, indicating risk seeking behaviour that in practical terms amounts to paying for the opportunity to gamble. Finally, in the third region, the costs of risky behaviour begin to look too great and gambling is again mostly avoided.

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