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Can we assume that research participants are utility maximisers?

Abstract:

The objective of this study was to experimentally examine by means of an information manipulation if respondents are adhering to the utility theory axiom of utility maximisation. A repeated measure experimental design was used. Assessments were conducted pre- and post-intervention with self-administered questionnaires. The study participants were 158 (142 after exclusions) first year undergraduate students, Bangor University (UK). The intervention-information manipulation-did not induce the h...

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10.1007/s10198-008-0118-1

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Griffith, GL More by this author
Morrison, V More by this author
Williams, JM More by this author
Edwards, RT More by this author
Journal:
The European journal of health economics : HEPAC : health economics in prevention and care
Volume:
10
Issue:
2
Pages:
187-196
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1618-7601
ISSN:
1618-7598
URN:
uuid:5df5cdb9-edbf-48ae-925d-a3bdb0ba1f31
Source identifiers:
139845
Local pid:
pubs:139845

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