Time-consistent optimal stopping
AbstractThis paper investigates time consistent preferences where the strategy space consists of a stopping time, and decision-maker also acts under uncertainty. Despite the requirement of identical vNM preferences, it is shown that in addition to the e xponential discounting class identified by Strotz (1956), negative affine discounting also yields time consistent behavior.
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Volume (Year): 56 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
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