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Money matters: an axiomatic theory of the endowment effect

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  • Raphaël Giraud

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Volume (Year): 50 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 303-339

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Keywords: Reference-dependent preferences; WTA/WTP gap; Endowment effect; Status quo bias; D03; D11; D81;

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Cited by:
  1. Jose Apesteguia & Miguel A. Ballester, 2007. "A theory of reference-dependent behavior," Economics Working Papers 1056, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  2. Raphaël Giraud, 2010. "On the interpretation of the WTP/WTA gap as imprecise utility: an axiomatic analysis," Post-Print halshs-00490846, HAL.
  3. Jose Apesteguia & Miguel Ballester, 2009. "Choice by Sequential Procedures," NajEcon Working Paper Reviews 814577000000000404, www.najecon.org.

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