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Paying Attention to Payoffs in Analogy-Based Learning

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  • Miettinen, Topi

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    (Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics)

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This paper introduces the payoff-confirming analogy-based expectation equilibrium (PCABEE) as a way to refine the set of analogy-based equilibria and the associated admissible analogy partitions. In addition to the actions of others, own payoff history provides information about others’ strategies but, yet, non-Bayesian Nash equilibria may exist both with an incorrect and a correct prior. We provide general conditions when this happens. Two stylized employer-employee interactions, one with a correct and one with an incorrect prior, are provided illustrating how PCABEE can be used to analyze robust stereotypes and how incorrect such stereotypes may lead to discrimination.

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Paper provided by Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, Stockholm School of Economics in its series SITE Working Paper Series with number 7.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 28 Dec 2009
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:hasite:0007

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Keywords: analogy expectations; bounded rationality; curse; learning; discrimination; stereotypes;

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Cited by:
  1. Christoph March, 2011. "Adaptive social learning," PSE Working Papers halshs-00572528, HAL.
  2. Miettinen, Topi, 2008. "Analogy-based Expectations and the Partially Cursed Equilibrium," Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 708, Stockholm School of Economics, revised 12 Dec 2008.
  3. Miettinen, Topi, 2009. "The partially cursed and the analogy-based expectation equilibrium," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(2), pages 162-164, November.
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