Utility Perception in System Dynamics Models†
AbstractThe utility perceived by individuals is believed to be different from the utility experienced by that individual. System dynamicists implicitly categorize this phenomenon as a form of bounded rationality, and traditionally employ an exponential smoothing function to capture it. We challenge this generalization by testing it against an alternative formulation of utility perception that is suggested by modern theories of behavioral sciences. In particular, the traditional smoothing formulation is compared with the peak–end rule in a simple theoretical model as well as in a medium-size model of electronic health records implementation. Experimentation with the models reveals that the way in which utility perception is formulated is important, and is likely to affect behavior and policy implications of system dynamics models. View Full-Text
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Langarudi, S.P.; Bar-On, I. Utility Perception in System Dynamics Models. Systems 2018, 6, 37.
Langarudi SP, Bar-On I. Utility Perception in System Dynamics Models. Systems. 2018; 6(4):37.Chicago/Turabian Style
Langarudi, Saeed P.; Bar-On, Isa. 2018. "Utility Perception in System Dynamics Models." Systems 6, no. 4: 37.
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