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Strategic Announcements of Reference Points in Disputes and Litigations

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  • Andrea Gallice

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    (Department of Economics and Statistics (Dipartimento di Scienze Economico-Sociali e Matematico-Statistiche), University of Torino, Italy)

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This note shows how the frequent occurrence of seeing exceedingly high claims in disputes and litigations can be rationalized by a model in which claimants display reference dependent preferences, expect the judge to use a generalized social welfare function, and strategically announce their reference points.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics and Statistics (Dipartimento di Scienze Economico-Sociali e Matematico-Statistiche), University of Torino in its series Working papers with number 003.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Handle: RePEc:tur:wpapnw:003

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Keywords: reference points; claims; litigations;

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