Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Gürtler, Marc
Stolpe, Julia
Year of Publication: 
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series IF37V1
We extend the continuous Cumulative Prospect Theory (CPT) by considering piecewise con-tinuous distributions with a finite number of jump discontinuities. Such distributions are rele-vant in practice, for example, within the framework of financial engineering since cash flow distributions of most types of derivatives are only piecewise continuous. In addition, we ex-pand the model with a (piecewise) continuous version of hedonic framing which is, until now, only available in a discrete model setting. We show how to apply the model to a broad class of structured products. Finally, we apply Prospect Theory (PT), CPT, and expected utility theory to a set of different real-life certificates with piecewise continuous and discrete distributions in order to analyze whether there are any significant differences between the theories, and which theory is able to explain the demand behavior of a market participant best. As a result, we recommend the use of the piecewise continuous version of CPT to design products within the framework of behavioral financial engineering.
Continuous Cumulative Prospect Theory
Continuous Hedonic Framing
Behavioral Finance
Financial Engineering
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
521.23 kB

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.