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Ambiguity aversion in multi-armed bandit problems

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Theory and Decision.

    Volume (Year): 72 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 (January)
    Pages: 15-33

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:theord:v:72:y:2012:i:1:p:15-33

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    Keywords: Bandit problem; Gittins index; Ambiguity aversion; C91; C44; C73; D83;

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    1. Yingyao Hu & Yutaka Kayaba & Matt Shum, 2010. "Nonparametric learning rules from bandit experiments: the eyes have it!," CeMMAP working papers CWP15/10, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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