- "How happy are you in this marriage?"
- "How do you think your spouse answered this?"
Our results show that people forgo some utility in order to make their spouses better off and, in doing so, offset much of the inefficiency generated by their imperfect knowledge. Thus, we find evidence of asymmetric information and interdependent utility in marriage.
This last sentences is as close as economists come to saying that husbands and wives might just love each other.