Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Essays in decision making and beliefs
by Sanchez, Alison Lee, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2016, 177; 10128336
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation examines decisions and belief formation in a variety of experimental settings. Chapter 1 examines how individuals form self-serving beliefs to justify selfish actions against others. The second chapter investigates how social and self-image can affect an individual’s decision to be charitable. The third chapter uses the mobile application Prometheus to conduct a field-style experiment to study how individuals search for information, process information and ultimately make a decision using various types of information.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Andreoni, James
Commitee: Carson, Richard, Coleman, Todd, Crawford, Vincent, Eyler, Lisa
School: University of California, San Diego
Department: Economics
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 77/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Economics
Keywords: Belief formation, Decision-making, Self-image
Publication Number: 10128336
ISBN: 978-1-339-86348-1
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