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Search Decisions with Limited Memory

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This paper concerns a decision problem of an agent, searching to find a low price, whose memory is represented by a partition of the set of possible past prices. The number of elements in the partition is limited. I characterize the optimal partition for the case of a single decision, and then consider memory allocation among several decisions. I consider a case in which a consumer who must allocate a single bit of memory among two decision problems would do better to allocate it exclusively to one of the problems than to use it to convey joint information about both.

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  • James Dow, 1991. "Search Decisions with Limited Memory," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 58(1), pages 1-14.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:restud:v:58:y:1991:i:1:p:1-14.
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