Microeconomics Research Seminar Series, Autumn Term 2020
16:00 - 17:30
Professor Sevgi Yuksel
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Microeconomics Research Seminar Series
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Join Professor Sevgi Yuksel as they present their research on Mental Models and Learning: The Case of Base-Rate Neglect.
Professor Sevgi Yuksel from the Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara will present their research on Mental Models and Learning: The Case of Base-Rate Neglect.
We study whether suboptimal behavior can persist in the presence of feedback and examine the role that incorrect mental models play in this persistence. Focusing on a simple updating problem, we document using a laboratory experiment the evolution of beliefs in response to feedback. We compare a baseline treatment, in which a majority of subjects display base-rate neglect (BRN) in initial beliefs, to a control treatment that does not allow for BRN as a mental model but in which learning from feedback is similarly possible.
This seminar will be held via Zoom. This event is open to all levels of study and is also open to the public. To register your place and gain access to the webinar, please contact the seminar organisers.
This event is part of the Microeconomics Research Seminar Series.
Assistant ProfessorEconomics, Department of, University of California, Santa Barbara
Assistant Professor of Economics at University of California Santa Barbara. Sevgi's research is in experimental and Behavioural Economics as well as Applied Theory. Sevgi was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of California in 2015.