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Expectations in Experiments

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  • Florian Wagener

    (CeNDEF, University of Amsterdam)

Abstract

This discussion paper resulted in a publication in 'Annual Review of Economics' , 2014, 6, 421-443. The rational expectations hypothesis is one of the cornerstones of current economic theorising. This review discusses a number of experiments that focus on expectation formation by human subjects and analyses the implications for the rational expectations hypothesis. The experiments show that most agents are weakly rational and that their expectations coordinate quickly; but the strong rational expectations hypothesis poorly describes the expectational dynamics and is outperformed by other hypotheses.

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  • Florian Wagener, 2013. "Expectations in Experiments," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 13-125/II, Tinbergen Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20130125
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    1. Le Van, Cuong & Navrouzoglou, Paulina & Vailakis, Yiannis, 2019. "On endogenous formation of price expectations," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 115(C), pages 436-458.

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    Keywords

    Rational expectations; expectation formation; laboratory experiments; human subjects;
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    JEL classification:

    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations

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