Bauke Visser

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We consider a committee that makes a decision on a project on behalf of 'the public'. Members of the committee agree on the a priori value of the project, and hold additional private information about its consequences. They are experts who care both about the value of the project and about being considered well informed. Before voting on the project,(More)
======== All rights reserved. No part of this paper may be reproduced in any form without permission of the author. Abstract How m uch does one need to know about the characteristics of heterogeneous agents in order to position them correctly in an organizational structure? This question is addressed in a project selection framework with errorrprone(More)
This study used simulation to evaluate the performance of alternative selection index configurations in the context of a breeding programme where a trait with a non-linear economic value is approaching an economic optimum. The simulation used a simple population structure that approximately mimics selection in dual purpose sheep flocks in New Zealand (NZ).(More)
Decision-makers can learn from their own past experience, and, potentially, from the experience of other decision-makers who face similar problems. When experience is private information, communication is necessary to learn from others. In a two-period model in which decision-makers care about their reputation, we study how the assignment of decision rights(More)
  • C N Teulings, H P Boswijk, +52 authors Ester Van Den Bragt
  • 2014
Preface It is a pleasure to welcome you to a new year of graduate studies at the Tinbergen Institute (TI), the graduate school and research institute of the economics faculties of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University of Amsterdam, and the VU University Amsterdam. The TI MPhil program is a two-year research master in economics, econometrics and(More)
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