Event

Identification and Inference in Discrete Choice Models with Imperfect Information

Join Dr Cristina Gualdani for an online event, part of the Econometrics Research Seminar Series, Autumn Term 2020

  • Wed 11 Nov 20

    16:00 - 17:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Zoom

  • Event speaker

    Cristina Gualdani

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Econometrics Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Economics, Department of

Join Dr Cristina Gualdani as they present their research on Identification and inference in Discrete Choice Models with imperfect information.

Identification and Inference in Discrete Choice Models with Imperfect Information

Join us for this weeks Econometrics Research Seminar, Autumn Term 2020.

Dr Cristina Gualdani from Toulouse School of Economics, will present their research on Identification and Inference in Discrete Choice Models with Imperfect Information. 

Abstract

We study identification of preferences in a single-agent, static, discrete choice model where the decision maker may be imperfectly informed about the utility generated by the available alternatives. We impose no restrictions on the information frictions the decision maker may face and impose weak assumptions on how the decision maker deals with the uncertainty induced by those frictions. We leverage on the notion of one-player Bayes Correlated Equilibrium in Bergemann and Morris (2016) to provide a tractable characterisation of the identified set and discuss inference. We use our methodology and data on the 2017 UK general election to estimate a spatial model of voting under weak assumptions on the information that voters have about the returns to voting. We find that the assumptions on the information environment can drive the interpretation of voter preferences. Counterfactual exercises quantify the consequences of imperfect information in politics.
 

This seminar will be held via webinar on 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 Econometrics Research Seminar Series.

 

Contact the seminar organisers
Contact the seminar organisers
Neslihan Sakarya Department of Economics
University of Essex
Department of Economics University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872728

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