Join Dr Cristina Gualdani for an online event, part of the Econometrics Research Seminar Series, Autumn Term 2020
16:00 - 17:30
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Econometrics Research Seminar Series
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Join Dr Cristina Gualdani as they present their research on Identification and inference in Discrete Choice Models with imperfect information.
Dr Cristina Gualdani from Toulouse School of Economics, will present their research on Identification and Inference in Discrete Choice Models with Imperfect Information.
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.