Tentative Decisions

Hollibaugh, Gary E., Klingler, Jonathan and Ramey, Adam (2015) Tentative Decisions. IAST working paper, n. 15-29, Toulouse

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Abstract

Political scientists have long considered ideology, partisanship, and constituency in determining how members of the United States Congress make decisions. Meanwhile, psychologists have held that personality traits play central roles in decision-making. Here, we bridge these literatures by offering a framework for modeling how personality influences legislative behavior. Drawing from experimental economics and neuropsychology, we identify core cognitive constraints for the “Big Five” personality model, parameterizing them in ways useful for crafting formal models of legislative behavior. We then show one example of the applicability of this framework by creating a formal decision-theoretic model of constituency communication

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: July 2015
Place of Publication: Toulouse
JEL codes: D7 - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making
D72 - Economic Models of Political Processes - Rent-Seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
D78 - Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation
D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
D81 - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
D83 - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief
D84 - Expectations; Speculations
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 06:43
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:29678
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/21636

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