Theoretical Economics, Volume 12, Number 2 (May 2017)

Theoretical Economics 12 (2017), 477–492

Choosing on influence

Tugce Cuhadaroglu


Interaction, the act of mutual influence, is an essential part of daily life and economic decisions. This paper presents an individual decision procedure for interacting individuals. According to our model, individuals seek influence from each other for those issues that they cannot solve on their own. Following a choice-theoretic approach, we provide simple properties that aid to detect interacting individuals. Revealed preference analysis not only grants underlying preferences but also the influence acquired.

Keywords: Interaction, social influence, boundedly rational decision making, two stage maximization, incomplete preferences

JEL classification: D01, D03, D11

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