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Decision Theory and Decision Analysis : Trends and Challenges - Sixto Rios

Decision Theory and Decision Analysis

Trends and Challenges

By: Sixto Rios (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1994
ISBN: 9780792394662
Number Of Pages: 294

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Decision Theory and Decision Analysis: Trends and Challenges is divided into three parts. The first part, overviews, provides state-of-the-art surveys of various aspects of decision analysis and utility theory. The second part, theory and foundations, includes theoretical contributions on decision-making under uncertainty, partial beliefs and preferences. The third section, applications, reflects the real possibilities of recent theoretical developments such as non-expected utility theories, multicriteria decision techniques, and how these improve our understanding of other areas including artificial intelligence, economics, and environmental studies.

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Preface
Acknowledgments
The Prescriptive Orientation of Decision Making: A Synthesis of Decision Analysis, Behavioral Decision Making, and Game Theoryp. 3
A Perspective on Recent Developments in Utility Theoryp. 15
Decision Influence Diagrams and Their Usesp. 33
A Pyramid of Decision Approachesp. 53
Direct Decision Makingp. 81
On Some Conditions for the Ellsberg Phenomenonp. 91
On the Foundations of Robust Decision Makingp. 103
Rational Comparisons and Numerical Representationsp. 113
Robust Decision Making as a Decision Making Aid under Uncertaintyp. 127
Topological Characterizations of Posetsp. 139
Inference in Multidimensional Gaussian Processesp. 147
An Explanation and Characterization for the Buying of Lotteriesp. 163
Stochastic Dominance for Elliptical Distributions: Applications in Bayesian Inferencep. 177
The Nearly Perfect Auctioneer: Cryptographic Protocols for Auctions and Biddingp. 193
Optimal Hypothesis Testing with a Vague Priorp. 207
Multiple Criteria Decision Making: Some Connections with Economic Analysisp. 223
Experiments in Robust Decision Makingp. 233
Heuristic Solving of NP-Complete Job-Shop Scheduling Problems by Multicriteria Optimisationp. 243
Multiple Choices in an Oligopolistic Market: Explicative Models and Neural Networksp. 259
Expert-Based Value Functions for Soil Pollutants: Assessment and Aggregation of Responsesp. 279
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ISBN: 9780792394662
ISBN-10: 0792394666
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 31st July 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61