Social Choice and Welfare

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 585–600

Decisions with endogenous frames

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00355-011-0623-5

Cite this article as:
Dalton, P.S. & Ghosal, S. Soc Choice Welf (2012) 38: 585. doi:10.1007/s00355-011-0623-5


We develop a model of decision-making with endogenous frames and contrast the normative implications of our model to those of choice theoretic models in which observed choices are determined by exogenous frames or ancillary conditions. We argue that, frames, though they may be taken as given by the decision-maker at the point when choices are made, matter for both welfare and policy purposes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CentERTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Economics and CAGEUniversity of WarwickWarwickUK

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