Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

CeDEx Seminar - Benjamin Bushong (Michigan State University)

via Zoom
Wednesday 16th February 2022 (14:00-15:00)

Social (Mis)Learning with Heterogeneous Tastes: Framework and Experimental Evidence


How do we learn from others’ actions when they have different preferences or tastes? Using a series of experiments, we demonstrate that people err in such learning: they misinterpret others’ actions as if others shared their tastes, even when credibly informed that they do not. This misinterpretation leads to erroneous inference from actions and misinference about common values.

Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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