Yaron Lahav

Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management, Department of Business Administration

Most of my experimental research is on the formation of beliefs and their role in the process of decision-making. Using various methods of belief elicitation, I show how beliefs can characterize different types of players, and test their explanatory power on decisions and other outcomes.

I use asset markets experiments to study how dominant previous prices are when traders form their beliefs. I use other games such as ‘Ultimatum’, ‘Dictator’ and the famous ‘Beauty Contest’ to see how beliefs can characterize individual types.

In addition, I examine how different elicitation methods affect beliefs, and if elicited beliefs and individual choices are consistent.