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Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

Bnaya Dreyfuss, Ori Heffetz, Matthew Rabin

NBER Working Paper No. 26394
Issued in October 2019

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A version of this paper constituted Dreyfuss’s MA thesis at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. We thank Ned Augenblick, Alon Eizenberg, Zoë Hitzig, Shengwu Li, Alex Rees-Jones, Assaf Romm, Charlie Sprenger, the JESC-lab group and especially Matan Gibson, Ofer Glicksohn, Guy Ishai and Kobi Mizrahi, and seminar/conference participants at the Hebrew University, UCSB, University of Utah, UC Berkeley, and BEAM for invaluable comments. This research project was supported by the I-CORE program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and the Israel Science Foundation (grant no. 1821/12). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research

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