Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125223
Title: ESSAYS ON DECISION MAKING
Authors: YANG GUANGPU
Keywords: Attitudes towards Time, Attitudes towards Uncertainty, Decision Making, Experiment, Genetics, Gene Expression
Issue Date: 29-Mar-2016
Citation: YANG GUANGPU (2016-03-29). ESSAYS ON DECISION MAKING. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Focusing on people?s attitudes towards time, Chapter 1 explored the genetic root for the variations in time discounting and the near-term bias across individuals, and found that the expression level of the retinoic acid receptor-a (RARA) gene in peripheral blood is positively correlated with the degree of impatience in the remote future but negatively correlated with the degree of near-term bias. In Chapter 2, we elicited people?s attitudes towards uncertainty based on four decision tasks involving different types of uncertainty, selected 10 candidate genes, and found that people? attitudes towards different types of uncertainty are associated with the expression level of different genes. In Chapter 3, we focus on the interaction of people's attitudes towards uncertainty and time, and propose three main hypotheses based on a thorough review of the conceptual background. These hypotheses are tested based on a large-sample experiment.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125223
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