Testing Theories of Choice Behaviour

Testing Theories of Choice Behaviour 
by Bart Smeulders (HEC Liège) 


Research Seminar 2016-2017
March 2017, Friday 31 (12:30 pm): 320 - N1 

 

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How people make decisions is an important topic in the Social Sciences. Many different theories exist, and as with all theories, they must be tested. Given a theory of choice behaviour and number of observed choices, we want to know whether these choices are consistent with the theory or not. Depending on the theory and the kind of choice data, these problems can be very challenging. In this talk, I will look at two problems related to testing theories of choice behaviour. First, a problem related to random utility models and second a problem related to geometrically structured preferences.

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