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Quantum Type Indeterminacy in Dynamic Decision-Making: Self-Control through Identity Management

Paris School of Economics, 48 bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47 468, USA
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Games 2012, 3(2), 97-118;
Received: 29 February 2012 / Revised: 29 March 2012 / Accepted: 30 March 2012 / Published: 15 May 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Boundedly Rational Behavior in Games)
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The Type Indeterminacy model is a theoretical framework that uses some elements of quantum formalism to model the constructive preference perspective suggested by Kahneman and Tversky. In a dynamic decision context, type indeterminacy induces a game with multiple selves associated with a state transition process. We define a Markov perfect equilibrium among the selves with individual identity (preferences) as the state variable. The approach allows to characterize generic personality types and derive some comparative static results.
Keywords: indeterminacy; decision-making; self-control; identity indeterminacy; decision-making; self-control; identity
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Lambert-Mogiliansky, A.; Busemeyer, J. Quantum Type Indeterminacy in Dynamic Decision-Making: Self-Control through Identity Management. Games 2012, 3, 97-118.

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