28 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Date Written: July 1, 2018
A decision maker may not perfectly maximize her preference over the feasible set. She may feel it is good enough to maximize her preference over a sufficiently large consideration set; or just require that her choice is sufficiently well-ranked (e.g., in the top quintile of options); or even endogenously determine a threshold for what is good enough, based on an initial sampling of the options. We introduce and investigate a class of theories, Order-k Rationality, encompassing heuristics such as these.
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