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Feb

22

Wednesday

‘How Malleable Are Choice Brackets? The Case of Myopic Loss Aversion’

3.00pm

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Speaker: Dr Matthias Wibral, Maastricht University

Series: Department of Economics Seminar Series 2016-17

Abstract

We study whether a change in the framing of the decision problem affects how individuals bracket their choices in the context of myopic loss aversion. We find a systematic asymmetry in the malleability of choice brackets: Subjects who were previously exposed to a frame that encourages narrow bracketing can learn to bracket broadly when the framing of the decision problem changes. In contrast, subjects previously exposed to a frame encouraging broad bracketing continue to bracket broadly after a change in framing. This learning also carries over to related decision tasks.

This seminar is part of the Department of Economics Seminar Series 2016-17. The seminars are open to all - no registration necessary.

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3.00pm - 4.30pmWednesday 22nd February 2017

D221 Rhind Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1R 0JD United Kingdom

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