【1079期】3月30日微观经济学学术研讨会: Choice and Attention over Time (林熙之,助理教授,上海交通大学)

时间:2021-03-22

【主题】Choice and Attention over Time

【报告人】Xi Zhi Lim林熙之(助理教授,上海交通大学)

【时间】2021330日 星期二 14:30 – 16:00

【地点】新得利易博厅国际701会议室

【摘要】We study how past choices affect future choices in the framework of attention. Limited attention has been proposed as an explanation for the failure of “rationality”, where better options are not chosen because the agent has failed to consider them. We innovate and consider sequences of choices, where past choices are necessarily considered in future choice problems. This provides a link between two kinds of rationality violations: those that occur in a cross-section of one-shot decisions and those that occur within a sequence of realized choices. The frequency of the latter is naturally bounded, and their occurrences help pin down the utility function whenever a standard model of limited attention cannot.


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