Sonja Radas

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We consider the problem of Bayesian mechanism design when the respondents share a common prior about which the survey planner is agnostic. This assumption is natural when designing incentives for surveys of public or expert opinion, because the survey planner may be a relatively ignorant outsider, or, even if informed, might prefer not to insert personal(More)
We examine the impact of in-store free samples on short-and long-term purchasing behavior. We suggest that the population of in-store samplers can be divided into three segments based on their motives for sampling: " Information Seekers " , " Party Goers, " and " Opportunists, " and propose that short-and long-term shopping behavior differs across these(More)
We consider the problem of eliciting truthful responses to a survey question, when the respondents share a common prior about which the survey planner is agnostic. The planner would therefore like to have a universal mechanism, which would induce honest answers for all possible priors. If the planner also requires a locality condition that ensures that the(More)
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