【光华讲坛】Putting Preference for Randomization to Work

2018-05-22

【光华讲坛】Putting Preference for Randomization to Work

 

主题:Putting Preference for Randomization to Work

 

主讲人:钟松发,新加坡国立大学副教授

主持人:西南财经大学经济与管理研究院 张岚副教授

时间:2018年5月25日(周五)下午2:00—3:30

地点:西南财经大学柳林校区颐德楼H501

主办单位:经济与管理研究院 科研处

主讲人简介:

钟松发,现为新加坡国立大学副教授,研究方向为行为经济学和实验经济学。曾在AER, Econometrica,Review of Economics and StatisticsManagement ScienceEconomic Theory等国际核心期刊发表多篇文章。

内容提要:

Choice difficulty is commonly experienced in daily life, ranging from the insignificant decisions such as daily dress choice to the important ones such as family planning. Such difficulty leads to the behavioral biases of indecisiveness, inertia, and procrastination. Here we examine the usage of coin flipping to help resolve choice difficulty in the setting of donation. In a randomized field experiment, we find that coin flipping increases donation when choice is hard due to choosing between two equally attractive charities, but not when choice is relatively easy with matching fund provided to one of the two charities. A laboratory experiment replicates the observed patterns and further sheds light on the underlying psychological mechanism. More generally, our results point to the power of randomization as a nudge for difficult decisions.

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