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Behavioral Implementation

Implementation theory assumes that participants’ choices are rational,in the sense of being derived from the maximization of a contextindependent preference. The paper investigates implementation under complete information when the mechanism designer is aware that individuals suffer from cognitive biases that lead to violations of IIA, or cannot exclude the possibility of such “irrational” behavior.

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Paper provided by Brown University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2012-6.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:bro:econwp:2012-6
Contact details of provider: Postal: Department of Economics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

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