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Eliciting Welfare Preferences from Behavioral Datasets


  • Ariel Rubinstein
  • Yuval Salant


An individual displays various preference orderings in different payoff-irrelevant circumstances. It is assumed that the variation in the observed preference orderings is the outcome of some cognitive process that distorts the underlying preferences of the individual. We introduce a framework for eliciting the individual's underlying preferences in such cases and then demonstrate it for two cognitive processes--satisficing and small assessment errors. Copyright 2012, Oxford University Press.
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  • Ariel Rubinstein & Yuval Salant, 2009. "Eliciting Welfare Preferences from Behavioral Datasets," Levine's Working Paper Archive 814577000000000374, David K. Levine.
  • Handle: RePEc:cla:levarc:814577000000000374

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