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Recall Searching with and without Recall

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  • Tibor Neugebauer

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  • Daniela Di Cagno
  • Carlos Rodriguez-Palmero,
  • Abdolkarim Sadrieh

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We revisit the sequential search problem by Hey (1987). In a 2x2 factorial design, varying fixed and random cost treatments with and without recall, we address open research questions that were originally stated by Hey (1987). Our results provide clear evidence for Hey’s (1987) conjecture that recall negatively affects performance in sequential search. With experience, however, search behaviour with and without recall converges towards the optimal reservation rule. We further find that the utilization of optimal reservation rules is independent from the stochastic nature of the search cost.

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  • Tibor Neugebauer & Daniela Di Cagno & Carlos Rodriguez-Palmero, & Abdolkarim Sadrieh, 2014. "Recall Searching with and without Recall," LSF Research Working Paper Series 14-09, Luxembourg School of Finance, University of Luxembourg.
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    • C90 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - General
    • D53 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Financial Markets
    • D92 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Intertemporal Firm Choice, Investment, Capacity, and Financing
    • G02 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Behavioral Finance: Underlying Principles
    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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