Pascal’s and Tabarrok’s Wagers

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In a recent paper A. Tabarrok [Believe in Pascal’s Wager? Have I Got a Deal for You!, Theory and Decision 48, 123--128, 2000] argued that a believer who accepts Pascal’s Wager should in addition accept payment of any given fee in return for a given increase in the probability of reaching God. However the conclusion is obtained from manipulations of infinities which are not valid in an expected utility model. In this note, an alternative model is formulated in which Tabarrok’s conclusion can be obtained.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTheory and Decision
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Pascal’s Wager
  • Tabarrok’s Wager

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