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Behavioral biases and cognitive reflection

  • Eva I. Hoppe

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    (Department of Economics, University of Cologne)

  • David J. Kusterer

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    (Department of Economics, University of Cologne)

In a large-scale laboratory experiment, we investigate whether subjects' scores on the cognitive reflection test (CRT) are related to their susceptibility to the base rate fallacy, the conservatism bias, overconfidence, and the endowment effect.

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Paper provided by Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences in its series Cologne Graduate School Working Paper Series with number 01-03.

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Date of creation: 28 Jul 2010
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Publication status: Published in Economics Letters, Vol. 110 (2), 2011, pages 97-100
Handle: RePEc:cgr:cgsser:01-03
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