Two-stage threshold representations

Paola Manzini*, Marco Mariotti, Christopher J. Tyson

*Corresponding author for this work

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We study two-stage choice procedures in which the decision maker first preselects the alternatives whose values according to a criterion pass a menu-dependent threshold and then maximizes a second criterion to narrow the selection further. This framework overlaps with several existing models that have various interpretations and impose various additional restrictions on behavior. We show that the general class of procedures is characterized by acyclicity of the revealed "first-stage separation relation."

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-882
Number of pages8
JournalTheoretical Economics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013

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Structured keywords

  • ECON Microeconomic Theory


  • Attention
  • Choice function
  • D01
  • D03
  • D70
  • Revealed preference
  • Satisficing


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