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Measuring the Degree of Ambiguity about Probability: Experimental Evidence

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  • Andrea Morone

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  • Ozlem Ozdemir

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Different from previous studies that use a best estimate, interval, or sets of probabilities, we represent the degree of ambiguity through levels of information provided to subjects. The willingness to pay is higher when more amount of information is provided.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute of Economics, Strategic Interaction Group in its series Papers on Strategic Interaction with number 2005-40.

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Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:esi:discus:2005-40

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Keywords: experiments; ambiguity; uncertainty; probability;

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  1. Highhouse, Scott, 1994. "A verbal protocol analysis of choice under ambiguity," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 621-635, December.
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