Choice with Time

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Working paper
Author/s: 
Jo√£o V. Ferreira, Nicolas Gravel
Issue number: 
2017-29
Series: 
AMSE Working Papers
Publisher: 
GREQAM - Aix-Marseille Université
Year: 
2017
We propose a framework for the analysis of choice behavior when the later explicitly depends upon time. We relate this framework to the traditional setting from which time is absent. We illustrate the usefulness of the introduction of time by proposing three possible models of choice behavior in such a framework: (i) changing preferences, (ii) preference formation by trial and error, and (iii) choice with endogenous status-quo bias. We provide a full characterization of each of these three choice models by means of revealed preference-like axioms that could not be formulated in a timeless setting.
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