10. - 12. April 2017 Thurgau experimental economics meeting (theem)

Biased Beliefs: Cognitive Limitations and Preferences over Beliefs

People often fail to update beliefs accurately. Inaccurate belief updating may be driven by cognitive limitations or a preference for having certain beliefs, or both. Cognitive limitations typically lead to miscalculation or heuristic shortcuts which might explain phenomena like social projection or correlation neglect. Preferences over beliefs may affect information search, the interpretation of information, and memory retrieval. This includes wishful thinking or the neglect of unpleasant information – all in order to hold the beliefs we like. We invite theoretical and empirical contributions addressing issues from this spectrum of topics and look forward to your submissions.

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10zh - 12th April 2018 Thurgau experimental economics meeting (theem)   (mehr)
November 8th Thurgauer Prognoseforum 2017 with Jan-Egbert Sturm and Guido Schwerdt  (mehr)
Lakelab experimentielle Wirtschaftsforschung

Department of Economics
Bodensee Geschäftsklimaindex
Thurgau Science