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Culture and capability: essays in behavioural economics

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How do mental models guide behaviour? Although a great deal of attention has been paid to mental models in psychology, relatively little is understood about how they influence incentivised decision-making or their relevance for policy. In this dissertation, I explore this question over the course of four papers. In the first paper, I synthesize the literature on mental models and aim to situate it in standard decision theory. In paper two, I look at how people use mental models of social groups...

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Division:
SSD
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-4496-1623
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Name:
Nuffield College, University of Oxford
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000666
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Name:
Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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