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Behavioral Economics Workshop: Collin Raymond

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:40am to 1:10pm

Uris Hall, 498
Central Campus

Collin Raymond - Purdue University

Intrinsic Information Preferences and Skewness

Abstract:  We present experimental results from a broad investigation of intrinsic preferences for information. We examine whether people prefer negatively skewed or positively skewed information structures, and how individual preferences over the skewness and the degree of information relate to one another. The results reveal new insights regarding intrinsic preferences for information, including the possibility that positively skewed information structures may ameliorate information avoidance arising from a desire to preserve hope. We discuss our findings through the lens of existing theories.


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economics, EconSeminar, EconBehave



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Ulrike Kroeller

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Collin Raymond

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University of Chicago Purdue

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