Ambiguity attitudes

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the experimental literature on ambiguity attitudes, focusing on three topics. First, it considers various approaches to operationalize ambiguity in experiments. Second, the chapter reviews basic findings in the field regarding the prevalence of ambiguity aversion and ambiguity seeking in static individual decision situations. Third, it looks at studies that probe the external validity of these basic results. Finally, the chapter summarizes the limited evidence on the link between experimental measures of ambiguity attitude and people's decisions in the field. The chapter considers only experimental work on ambiguity attitude, complementing a few review articles mostly focusing on theoretical work. Evidence on home bias and source preference is also discussed. The chapter highlights that the review of potential moderators of ambiguity attitude, the underlying psychological mechanisms, and its relation to behavior outside the laboratory, revealed mixed results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making
EditorsGideon Keren, George Wu
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Pages89-116
ISBN (Print)9781118468395
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Psychological
External validity
Experiment
Moderator
Home bias
Ambiguity aversion

Keywords

  • ambiguity attitudes
  • ambiguity aversion
  • ambiguity seeking
  • home bias
  • individual decision situations

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Trautmann, S., & van de Kuilen, G. (2015). Ambiguity attitudes. In G. Keren, & G. Wu (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making (pp. 89-116). [Chapter 3] Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118468333.ch3
Trautmann, Stefan ; van de Kuilen, Gijs. / Ambiguity attitudes. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making. editor / Gideon Keren ; George Wu. Chichester : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2015. pp. 89-116
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Trautmann S, van de Kuilen G. Ambiguity attitudes. In Keren G, Wu G, editors, The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Judgment and Decision Making. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2015. p. 89-116. Chapter 3 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118468333.ch3