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Strategy & Business Economics Workshop - Dennis Yao

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 9:15am

Dennis Yao

Harvard University

333 Sage Hall


We examine a dynamic decision-making process involving unrelated issues in which a decision may be endogenously delayed by the allocation of influence resources. Delay is strategically interesting when decision makers with asymmetric preferences face multiple issues and have limited resources to influence outcomes. A delayed decision becomes part of the subsequent agenda, thereby altering resource allocation. The opportunity to delay decisions leads the players to act against their short-run interests by changing the expected decision delay. We characterize delay equilibria and explore how delay affects agenda preferences and, when possible, bargaining.

Event Categories: Strategy & Business Economics