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New SSE dissertation by Benjamin Mandl

New SSE dissertation in Economics published

Benjamin Mandl recently defended his doctoral thesis Cues, Beliefs, and Memory. 

The thesis contains four self-contained chapters:

“Not so irrelevant alternatives: How cue informativeness results in cue effects” studies when and why decoys and defaults affect choice behavior. 

“Overestimation of information demand” demonstrates systematic overestimation of the amount of information that is considered before making a decision. 

“Motivated beliefs and climate attitudes” studies whether changes in the cost of a pro-environmental action affect the perceived importance of that action. 

“Forward looking motivated memory” investigates a potential strategic memory bias. 

BENJAMIN MANDL is an economist working on topics in Behavioral and Experimental Economics. He is interested in questions related to human decision making and belief formation. Benjamin holds a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University and a M.A. in Economics from the European University Institute.