Utility Function

Determination of Your Utility Function

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Professor Hossein Arsham   

Enter any two monetary values with their known utility. Enter the monetary value your wish to find its utility, click the left mouse button once, then follow the instruction.

In entering your data to move from cell to cell in the data-matrix use the Tab key not arrow or enter keys.

Enter Your Data
Monetary value - I Its utility
Monetary value - II Its utility
Monetary value  

Instruction to Follow:

  1. Consider the following Two choices you are being offered.
  2. Enter either 1 or 2, if you prefer choice 1 or 2, respectively.
    If you are Indifference enter 3.
    Click the Calculate button. Upon your decision, new choices will be offered.
  3. Repeat the above process by entering your selection (either of 1, or 2)
    until you are indifference between the two new choices.
  4. In the case of entering 3 and clicking on the Calculate button, the utility
    value is computed and appears in the utility box.
  5. Click on Clear All button to start a new session.

Choice No. 1 : For Sure: You get $ for doing nothing
Choice No. 2 : With Uncertainty: You get $ with probability (p) OR
$ with probability (1-p)

Enter your choice
Utility is

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