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Experimental Evidence of Behavioral Responses to Uncertainty

  • Author(s): Brownback, Andrew Paul
  • et al.

This dissertation looks at how decisions are affected by uncertainty. The first chapter examines the effect of uncertainty on costly effort in a strategic environment. The second chapter asks a similar question in a field setting, looking at student responses to the uncertainty that is brought about by smaller classes. The third chapter explores the role of uncertainty on self-signaling by looking at difference in demand for stigmatized goods under weak or strong self-signals

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