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Cognitive abilities and behavioral biases

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-217015
Oechssler, J. ; Roider, Andreas ; Schmitz, Patrick
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 10 Aug 2011 06:18


Abstract

We use a simple, three-item test for cognitive abilities to investigate whether established behavioral biases that play a prominent role in behavioral economics and finance are related to cognitive abilities. We find that higher test scores on the cognitive reflection test of Frederick [Frederick, S., 2005. Cognitive reflection and decision-making. Journal of Economic Perspectives 19, 25–42] ...

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