English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: A Characterization of Sequential Rationalizability Jose Apesteguia; Miguel A. Ballester

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  • A Characterization of Sequential Rationalizability
Author
  • Jose Apesteguia
  • Miguel A. Ballester
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • A choice function is sequentially rationalizable if there is an ordered collection of asymmetric binary relations that identifies the selected alternative in every choice problem. We propose a property, F-consistency, and show that it characterizes the notion of sequential rationalizability. F-consistency is a testable property that highlights the behavioral aspects implicit in sequentially rationalizable choice. Further, our characterization result provides a novel tool with which to study how other behavioral concepts are related to sequential rationalizability, and establish a priori unexpected implications. In particular, we show that the concept of rationalizability by game trees, which, in principle, had little to do with sequential rationalizability, is a refinement of the latter. Every choice function that is rationalizable by a game tree is also sequentially rationalizable. Finally, we show that some prominent voting mechanisms are also sequentially rationalizable.
  • Individual rationality, Rationalizability, Consistency, Bounded rationality, Behavioral economics, Voting
  • RePEc:upf:upfgen:1089
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  • English
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