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Elicitation of Preferences

  • Baruch Fischhoff
  • Charles F. Manski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-4
  2. Baruch Fischhoff, Charles F. Manski
    Pages 5-6
  3. Colin F. Camerer, Robin M. Hogarth, David V. Budescu, Catherine Eckel
    Pages 7-48
  4. Charles F. Manski, Kenneth I. Wolpin, Elke U. Weber
    Pages 49-72
  5. Daniel McFadden, Mark J. Machina, Jonathan Baron
    Pages 73-110
  6. Baruch Fischhoff, Ned Welch, Shane Frederick, Jeff Dominitz, Timothy L. McDaniels
    Pages 139-170
  7. Daniel Read, George Loewenstein, Matthew Rabin, Gideon Keren, David Laibson
    Pages 171-202
  8. Daniel Kahneman, Ilana Ritov, David Schkade, Steven J. Sherman, Hal R. Varian
    Pages 203-242
  9. John W. Payne, James R. Bettman, David A. Schkade, Norbert Schwarz, Robin Gregory
    Pages 243-275

About this book


Economists and psychologists have, on the whole, exhibited sharply different perspectives on the elicitation of preferences. Economists, who have made preference the central primitive in their thinking about human behavior, have for the most part rejected elicitation and have instead sought to infer preferences from observations of choice behavior. Psychologists, who have tended to think of preference as a context-determined subjective construct, have embraced elicitation as their dominant approach to measurement.
This volume, based on a symposium organized by Daniel McFadden at the University of California at Berkeley, provides a provocative and constructive engagement between economists and psychologists on the elicitation of preferences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Baruch Fischhoff
    • 1
  • Charles F. Manski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social and Decision SciencesCarnegie Mellon UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsNorthwestern UniversityUSA

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