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**Relationships between risk aversion, prudence, and cautiousness.** / Huang, J.

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Huang, J 2000 'Relationships between risk aversion, prudence, and cautiousness' Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series, The Department of Accounting and Finance, Lancaster University.

Huang, J. (2000). *Relationships between risk aversion, prudence, and cautiousness*. (Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series). The Department of Accounting and Finance.

Huang J. Relationships between risk aversion, prudence, and cautiousness. Lancaster University: The Department of Accounting and Finance. 2000. (Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series).

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