Working papers

The attraction effect and its explanations
The attraction effect violates choice consistency, one of the central assumptions of economics. I present a risky choice experiment to test it and disentangle some of its explanations. I find the attraction effect, but in a smaller magnitude than previously thought. I uncover a ‘range effect’ that shows that people weight more attributes whose range increases. I also show that the aggregate results hide considerable heterogeneity between subjects

Range effect and preference reversals across domains
Similar anomalies have been documented in risky choice and intertemporal choice. I explain the similarity with the range effect, which says that people care more about attributes that differ more in their choice set. The range effect explains the common ratio effect, the common difference effect, and the magnitude effect. It also provides a characterisation of procedural preference reversals between choice and valuation. Finally, I apply the model to social distances and predict new anomalies, one of which I confirm in a laboratory experiment.

In progress

On the ubiquity of social norms, with Lawrence Choo and Veronika Grimm

Group dishonesty and collaborative evasion, with Lawrence Choo and Veronika Grimm

Incorporating social distances in economic analysis, with Benjamin Beranek

Explaining the effect of the take option in dictator games

Decoy effects under ambiguity

Examining the effect of probability format

Experimental currency units and money illusion

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