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Two-stage threshold representations

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  • Manzini, Paola

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    (School of Economics and Finance, University of St. Andrews)

  • Tyson, Christopher J.

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    (School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London)

  • Mariotti, Marco

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    (School of Economics and Finance, University of St. Andrews)

Abstract

We study two-stage choice procedures in which the decision maker first preselects the alternatives whose values according to a criterion pass a menu-dependent threshold, and then maximizes a second criterion to narrow the selection further. This framework overlaps with several existing models that have various interpretations and impose various additional restrictions on behavior. We show that the general class of procedures is characterized by acyclicity of the revealed "first-stage separation relation."

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Article provided by Econometric Society in its journal Theoretical Economics.

Volume (Year): 8 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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Handle: RePEc:the:publsh:1048

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Keywords: Attention; choice function; revealed preference; satisficing;

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  1. Paola Manzini & Marco Mariotti, 2007. "Sequentially Rationalizable Choice," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(5), pages 1824-1839, December.
  2. Tyson, Christopher J., 2008. "Cognitive constraints, contraction consistency, and the satisficing criterion," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 138(1), pages 51-70, January.
  3. Yusufcan Masatlioglu & Daisuke Nakajima & Erkut Ozbay, 2009. "Revealed Attention," NajEcon Working Paper Reviews 814577000000000409, www.najecon.org.
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