An Approximate Dual-Self Model and Paradoxes of Choice under Risk
AbstractWe derive a simplified version of the model of Fudenberg and Levine [2006, 2011] and show how this approximate model is useful in explaining choice under risk. We show that in the simple case of three outcomes, the model can generate indifference curves that âfan outâ in the Marshack-Machina triangle, and thus can explain the well-known Allais and common ratio paradoxes that models such as prospect theory and regret theory are designed to capture. At the same time, our model is consistent with modern macroeconomic theory and evidence and generates predictions across a much wider set of domains than these models.
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- Drew Fudenberg & David K. Levine & Zacharias Maniadis, 2012. "An approximate dual-self model and paradoxes of choice under risk," Working Papers 2012-034, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
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- Daniel J. Benjamin & Sebastian A. Brown & Jesse M. Shapiro, 2006. "Who is “Behavioral”? Cognitive Ability and Anomalous Preferences," Levine's Working Paper Archive 122247000000001334, David K. Levine.
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