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Microeconomic Theory Workshop: Jakub Steiner

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:40am to 1:10pm

Uris Hall, 498
Central Campus

Jakub Steiner - CERGE-EI & University of Zurich

Attention Please! (joint w/Olivier Gossner & Colin Stewart)

Abstract:    We study the impact of manipulating the attention of a decision-maker who learns sequentially about a number of items before making a choice. Under natural assumptions on the decision-maker’s strategy, directing attention toward one item increases its likelihood of being chosen regardless of its value. This result applies when the decision-maker can reject all items in favor of an outside option with known value; if no outside option is available, the direction of the effect of manipulation depends on the value of the item.  

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economics, EconSeminar, EconMicro



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Amy Moesch

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Jakub Steiner

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CERGE-EI & University of Zurich

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Cornell Economics Community (List Serve Members)