This paper examines how preferences for outcomes change across joint versus separate evaluation of alternatives. In joint evaluation, two (or more) options are presented and evaluated simultaneously. In separate evaluation, each option is presented and evaluated separately. We review a growing body of evidence demonstrating this type of preference shift and discuss how it is different from existing biases and preference reversals documented in the literature. We then review and integrate three competing explanations for this type of preferential inconsistency.
- Decision making
- Preference reversals
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics
- Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management