Speaker: Prof Marina Agranov,

Affiliation: Caltech

Location: Online via Zoom

Zoom link:  https://uqz.zoom.us/j/84008636651


We study the underlying reasons for the failure of individuals to adhere to Bayes' rule and break down this departure into three elements: (i) information structure, (ii) timing of information release, and (iii) complexity of the task at hand. In a series of controlled experiments, we alter all three elements and quantify their magnitude. We address task complexity by introducing a novel notion driven by the nonlinear calculations required for Bayesian updating. We experimentally explore our notion of complexity and find empirical support for it. Examining the possibility of counteracting one bias with another, we find that the optimal way of releasing information depends on the underlying complexity of the environment.

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If you would like to meet with Prof Agranov, please contact Dr Zachary Breig

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