Parametric Recoverability of Preferences
AbstractWe recover approximate parametric preferences from consistent and inconsistent consumer choices. The procedure seeks to utilize revealed preference information contained in choices by minimizing its ranking inconsistency with the proposed parametric preferences. We provide a novel characterization of the Varian Inefficiency Index, generalize it to a goodness-of-fit measure of recovered preferences, and decompose the latter into inconsistency and misspecification measures. This provides a reasonable way to test restrictions on parametric models. An application of the method to the data set constructed by [Kariv2007AER] to study choice under risk suggests more pronounced non-expected utility preferences than previously suggested.
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Revealed Preference; Recoverability of Preferences; GARP; non-expected utility; risk aversion;
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- D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
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- NEP-ALL-2012-07-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-EXP-2012-07-08 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-UPT-2012-07-08 (Utility Models & Prospect Theory)
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