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Identifying subjective beliefs in subjective state space models

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  • Schenone, Pablo

This paper takes the Dekel, Lipman, and Rustichini (2001) framework, in which subjective beliefs over subjective states cannot be identified, and proves a conjecture made in their paper: if the Bernoulli utility functions are additively separable and one of the terms is state-independent, then beliefs are uniquely identified. The main departure from existing literature is that beliefs are identified without imposing extra objective elements into the model.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Games and Economic Behavior.

Volume (Year): 95 (2016)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 59-72

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Handle: RePEc:eee:gamebe:v:95:y:2016:i:c:p:59-72
DOI: 10.1016/j.geb.2015.12.007
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