A Test of Dynamic Consistency and Consequentialism in the Presence of Ambiguity

Economics

Speaker:David Kelsey, University of Exeter
Date: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Time: 1.30pm
Location: Matrix Lecture Theatre, Building One

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Abstract: We test dynamic consistency and consequentialism, two key principles of dynamic decision making under ambiguity and relate violations of these principles to subjects' ambiguity attitudes. In our experiment, subjects received a signal which made it attractive for ambiguity averse subjects to deviate from their ex-ante contingent plan and violate dynamic consistency. We found that ambiguity averse subjects were indeed more likely to violate dynamic consistency than ambiguity neutral subjects, but not consequentialism.