Cabrales, Antonio Gossner, Olivier Serrano, Roberto
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Working Paper, Brown University, Department of Economics 2010-17
Consider any investor who fears ruin facing any set of investments that satisfy no-arbitrage. Before investing, he can purchase information about the state of nature in the form of an information structure. Given his prior, information structure 'a' is more informative than information structure 'b' if whenever he rejects 'a' at some price, he also rejects 'b' at that price. We show that this complete informativeness ordering is represented by the decrease in entropy of his beliefs, regardless of his preferences, initial wealth or investment problem. It is also shown that no prior-independent informativeness ordering based on similar premises exists.
informativeness information structures entropy decision under uncertainty investment Blackwell ordering.