Manzini, Paola Mariotti, Marco Tyson, Christopher J.
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IZA Discussion Papers No. 5891
We introduce and study the problem of manipulation of choice behavior. In a class of two-stage models of decision making, with the agent's choices determined by three psychological variables, we imagine that a subset of these variables can be selected by a manipulator. To what extent does this confer control of the agent's behavior? Within the specified framework, which overlaps with two existing models of choice under cognitive constraints, we provide a complete answer to this question.
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