Elicitation of Preferences

Elicitation of Preferences

by Baruch Fischhoff
     
 

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Economists and psychologists have, on the whole, exhibited sharply dif ferent perspectives on the elicitation of preferences. Economists, who have made preference the central primitive in their thinking about hu man behavior, have for the most part rejected elicitation and have ins tead sought to infer preferences from observations of choice behavior. Psychologists

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Economists and psychologists have, on the whole, exhibited sharply dif ferent perspectives on the elicitation of preferences. Economists, who have made preference the central primitive in their thinking about hu man behavior, have for the most part rejected elicitation and have ins tead sought to infer preferences from observations of choice behavior. Psychologists, who have tended to think of preference as a context-de termined subjective construct, have embraced elicitation as their domi nant approach to measurement. This volume, based on a symposium organi zed by Daniel McFadden at the University of California at Berkeley, pr ovides a provocative and constructive engagement between economists an d psychologists on the elicitation of preferences.

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ISBN-13:
9789048157761
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/03/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.58(d)

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