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Cognition in Seemingly Riskless Choices and Judgments

  • Levy-Garboua, L.
  • Montmarquette, C.

We instillate rational cognition and learning in "seemingly riskless" choices and judgments. Preferences and possibilities are given in a stochastic sense and based on revisable expectations. The theory predicts experimental preference reversals and passes a sharp econometric test of the status quo bias drawn from a field study.

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Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Papiers du Laboratoire de Microéconomie Appliquée with number 1995-04.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:fth:parima:1995-04
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