Alex Imas explains his current work on dynamic decision-making, which combines data from the lab and the real world. How do people respond to financial losses? What causes discrimination, and how does reputation affect biases? This video was made during his research visit at briq in the summer of 2018.
Three questions with Alex Imas
I study topics in behavioral economics with a focus on dynamic decision-making, including applications to mental accounting, discrimination and finance. My research explores how prior outcomes affect people’s risk-taking and social interactions, how people update their beliefs in response to the behavior of others, and how behavioral economics can be applied to incentive design. I use a variety of empirical and theoretical methods to address these questions, including lab experiments, field experiments, analysis of observational data and theoretical modeling.Personal Website
Papers mentioned in the videoA Fine is a Price Journal of Legal Studies, 2000, 29 (1), 1-17
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