Stochastic choice and consideration sets
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We model a boundedly rational agent who suffers from limited attention. The agent considers each feasible alternative with a given (unobservable) probability,the attention parameter, and then chooses the alternative that maximises a preference relation within the set of considered alternatives. We show that this random choice rule is the only one for which the impact of removing an alternative on the choice probability of any other alternative is asymmetric and menu independent. Both the preference relation and the attention parameters are identified uniquely by stochastic choice data.
Manzini , P & Mariotti , M 2013 ' Stochastic choice and consideration sets ' School of Economics & Finance Discussion Paper , no. 1303 , University of St Andrews .
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Forthcoming in Econometrica
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