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Quantum Type Indeterminacy in Dynamic Decision-Making: Self-Control through Identity Management

  • Ariane Lambert-Mogiliansky

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    (Paris School of Economics, 48 bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France)

  • Jerome Busemeyer

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    (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47 468, USA)

The Type Indeterminacy model is a theoretical framework that uses some elements of quantum formalism to model the constructive preference perspective suggested by Kahneman and Tversky. In a dynamic decision context, type indeterminacy induces a game with multiple selves associated with a state transition process. We define a Markov perfect equilibrium among the selves with individual identity (preferences) as the state variable. The approach allows to characterize generic personality types and derive some comparative static results.

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Volume (Year): 3 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 97-118

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