Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150208
Authors: 
Sandroni, Alvaro
Cherepavov, Vadim
Feddersen, Timothy
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] Theoretical Economics [ISSN:] 1555-7561 [Volume:] 8 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 3 [Pages:] 775-800
Abstract: 
In 1908 the Welsh neurologist and psychoanlayst Ernest Jones described human beings as rationalizers whose behavior is governed by "the necessity of providing an explanation." We construct a formal and testable model of rationalization in which a decision maker selects her preferred alternative from among those that she can rationalize.
Subjects: 
Rationalization
revealed preferences
JEL: 
D01
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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