n South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences - Considering the Pasadena "Paradox" : notes

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-8812
  • E-ISSN: 2222-3436



Nover and Hájek (2004) suggested a variant of the St Petersburg game which they dubbed the Pasadena game. They hold that their game .is more paradoxical than the St Petersburg game in several aspects.. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate theoretically and to validate by simulation, that their game does not lead to a paradox at all, let alone in the St Petersburg game sense. Their game does not produce inconsistencies in decision theory. Keywords: expected values; St Petersburg paradox; decision rules; simulation; harmonic series

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