The influence of probability format on elicited certainty equivalents

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We compare six different formats for the presentation of probabilities, in terms of the certainty equivalents that they elicit from human participants, and the probability-weighting parameters that participants' decisions imply. We find substantial differences among formats, including a visual analogue of the ratio bias. The results indicate that experimental results concerning decision making under risk can be greatly affected by the presentation format employed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Brain Research
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProgress in Brain Research
ISSN (Print)0079-6123
ISSN (Electronic)1875-7855


  • Certainty equivalent
  • Format
  • Probability
  • Probability transformation
  • Ratio bias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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