Three new approaches to prescriptive decision making: An essay and three empirical papers.

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Author / Creator:Tennant, Raegan J.
Description:107 p.
Format: E-Resource Dissertations
Local Note:School code: 0330.
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Other authors / contributors:University of Chicago.
Notes:Advisors: Reid Hastie; Richard H. Thaler.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Chicago, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, 2015.
Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 76-08(E), Section: B.
Summary:Prescriptive decision making is a branch of research that bridges the gap between normative decision-making models and descriptive psychological realities. It aims to provide decision makers with evidence-based prescriptions that can be applied in a variety of decision settings (e.g., management, marketing, medicine). This dissertation first proposes a taxonomy that distinguishes three new approaches to prescriptive decision making and second adopts each approach as a focus for empirical research. The first chapter of this dissertation is a scholarly review essay; the remaining three chapters are empirical research papers.