NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

A Sparsity-Based Model of Bounded Rationality

Xavier Gabaix

NBER Working Paper No. 16911
Issued in March 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

I thank David Laibson for a great many enlightening conversations about bounded rationality over the years. For very good research assistance I am grateful to Alex Chinco, Tingting Ding and Farzad Saidi, and for helpful comments to Abhijit Banerjee, Daniel Benjamin, Douglas Bernheim, Vincent Crawford, Stefano Dellavigna, Alex Edmans, David Hirshleifer, Philippe Jéhiel, Botond Koszegi, Bentley MacLeod, Sendhil Mullainathan, Lasse Pedersen, Matthew Rabin, Antonio Rangel, Yuliy Sannikov, Andrei Shleifer, Jeremy Stein, Laura Veldkamp, and seminar participants at Berkeley, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, INSEAD, LSE, MIT, NBER, NYU, Princeton, the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics, and Yale. I also thank the NSF for support under grant DMS-0938185. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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