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Berti, Patrizia
Gori, Michele
Rigo, Pietro
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Quaderni di Dipartimento 131
Let (S, B, G ) and (T, C,Q) be probability spaces, with Q nonatomic, and H = {h in C : Q(H) > 0}. In some economic models, the following conditional law of large numbers (LLN) is requested. There are a probability space (O,A,P) and a process X = {Xt : t in T}, with state space (S, B), satisfying for each h in H, there is Ah in A with P(Ah) = 1 such that t --> X(t, w) is measurable and Q {t : X(t, w) in ·}h = G(·) for w in Ah. If is not trivial and the sigma-field C countably generated, the conditional LLN fails in the usual (countably additive) setting. Instead, as shown in this note, it holds in a finitely additive setting. Also, X can be taken to have any given distribution. In fact, for any consistent set P of finite dimensional distributions, there are a finitely additive probability space (O,A,P) and a process X such that X tilde P and the conditional LLN is satisfied.
Aggregate uncertainty
Finitely additive probability measure
Individual risk
Law of large numbers
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