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Obesity and Hyperbolic Discounting: Evidence and Implications

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  • Robert Scharff

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Consumer Policy.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 3-21

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jcopol:v:32:y:2009:i:1:p:3-21

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    Keywords: Hyperbolic discounting; Obesity; Self–control; Time preference; Risk management;

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    1. Laibson, David I., 1997. "Golden Eggs and Hyperbolic Discounting," Scholarly Articles 4481499, Harvard University Department of Economics.
    2. Liu, Yaqin & Ferreira, Susana & Colson, Gregory & Wetzstein, Michael, 2013. "Obesity and Counseling," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 149947, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    3. Papoutsi, Georgia & Drichoutis, Andreas & Nayga, Rodolfo, 2011. "The causes of childhood obesity: A survey," MPRA Paper 30992, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Elyria Kemp & My Bui & Sonya Grier, 2011. "Eating Their Feelings: Examining Emotional Eating in At-Risk Groups in the United States," Journal of Consumer Policy, Springer, vol. 34(2), pages 211-229, June.
    5. Ikeda, Shinsuke & Kang, Myong-Il & Ohtake, Fumio, 2010. "Hyperbolic discounting, the sign effect, and the body mass index," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 268-284, March.
    6. Brunello, Giorgio & De Paola, Maria & Labartino, Giovanna, 2012. "More Apples Less Chips? The Effect of School Fruit Schemes on the Consumption of Junk Food," IZA Discussion Papers 6496, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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