The main goal of the present study is to investigate the possible role of desirability bias on individuals’ decisions 2 regarding uncertain future events. This is achieved by operationalizing two key constructs – event (un)desirability and 3 ambiguity attitudes - through an economic experiment. The empirical evidence generated by this study is inconclusive 4 with regards to the suggested tentative hypotheses. Hence, no systematic association, nor evidence for causation, 5 was found between the main variables of interest. I carefully consider several possible explanations for this result. 6 However, this exploratory study presents a novel direction for further research into the components of ambiguity 7 attitudes.

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Keywords amibguity theory, source preference, desirability bias, matching probabilities
Thesis Advisor P.P. Wakker
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/2105/47672
Series Economics
Citation
G.K. Kondov. (2019, July 19). DOES DESIRABILITY BIAS IMPACT AMBIGUITY ATTITUDES?. Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2105/47672