Munich Personal RePEc Archive

Preference Cloud Theory: Imprecise Preferences and Preference Reversals

Bayrak, Oben and Hey, John (2015): Preference Cloud Theory: Imprecise Preferences and Preference Reversals.

[img]
Preview
PDF
MPRA_paper_71782.pdf

Download (567kB) | Preview

Abstract

This paper presents a new theory, called Preference Cloud Theory, of decision-making under uncertainty. This new theory provides an explanation for empirically-observed Preference reversals. Central to the theory is the incorporation of preference imprecision which arises because of individuals’ vague understanding of numerical probabilities. We combine this concept with the use of the Alpha model (which builds on Hurwicz’s criterion) and construct a simple model which helps us to understand various anomalies discovered in the experimental economics literature that standard models cannot explain.

UB_LMU-Logo
MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by
the Munich University Library in Germany.