Workshop: Limited attention, selective perception and bounded rationality in decision making – Københavns Universitet

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Workshop: Limited attention, selective perception and bounded rationality in decision making

We are happy to announce the 2nd workshop on ‘Limited attention, selective perception and bounded rationality in decision making’. Recent years have seen growing empirical and experimental evidence suggesting that people’s attention is often limited and predictively drawn to specific features of their choice environments. Against the background of this empirical evidence and a long and rich tradition in psychological research, economists have started to argue that selective and biased attention can actually explain a range of empirical puzzles such as risk-seeking behavior, the Allais paradox, the endowment effect, several puzzles in finance, and decoy effects in consumer choice.

Given this growing interest in the working of limited attention, selective perception and bounded rationality in decision making, the Department of Economics  and the Department of Psychology at the University of Copenhagen will organize an interdisciplinary workshop bringing together economists and cognitive psychologists working in this field.

It will take place May 25th – May 26th 2018 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K (Department of Economics building 26, entrance at Gammeltoftsgade 17).

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Pedro Bordalo (University of Oxford)
Paul Heidhues (University of Düsseldorf)
Michel Regenwetter (University of Illinois)
Jan B. Engelmann (University of Amsterdam)

Download full program here

Contact person: Alexander Sebald