- Bounded rationality and learning in market competition
- Award date
- 13 February 2015
- Number of pages
- Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
- Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute (ASE-RI)
This thesis promotes the use of bounded rationality in economic models. The assumption of perfect rationality often imposes high informational and computational burden on economic agents and predictions based on this assumption are not in line with observed behavior in some cases. Models of bounded rationality may better explain actual behavior in such situations.
In the thesis we consider market models where firms are boundedly rational: they do not know the demand for their product and they use different learning methods to determine the optimal price, they have incorrect beliefs about their competitors’ behavior or they do not make use of all the available information. We investigate how bounded rationality affects the market outcome and what the possible welfare effects are.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Series: Tinbergen Institute research series 604
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