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Representation and Social Regret in Risk-Taking

Doruk İriş ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Representing others brings responsibility and fear of letting others down (social regret). We incorporate these phenomena in a theoretical model and provide a psychological perspective to explain the individual-group discontinuity in risk-taking activities. A representative makes a state-wise comparison of the consequences of her decision and an unchosen advice given by a group member. Social regret-aversion renders extreme utility differences salient and allows both risky and cautious shifts.

Keywords: Social representation; Social regret-aversion; Risk-taking; Individual-group discontinuity; Risky shift; Cautious shift. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 D03 D81 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-02-22
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