PhD defence of Umut Keskin on 26 January 2017

On Thursday 26 January 2017 Umut Keskin will defend his PhD thesis entitledĀ 'Essays on Decision Making: Intertemporal Choice and Uncertainty'.

Time and location

The PhD defence will take place in the Senate Hall of Erasmus University Rotterdam and will start at 13.30 hrs.

AboutĀ 'Essays on Decision Making: Intertemporal Choice and Uncertainty'

In this thesis I provided new results in two important branches of individual behavior in economics, namely choice under uncertainty and intertemporal choice. First I developed a method to decompose beliefs and ambiguity attitudes. Through this separation, I was able to provide a theoretical and empirical analysis of the effect of receiving an uncertainty resolving piece of information on both parts in isolation. In the second chapter, I stated preference conditions capturing independence in a statistival sense, and examined independence in various models of decision making under uncertainty. Next chapter provides present value characterizations of different common decision models in intertemporal choice. Final chapter expands these results to less commonly used models.