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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. Liu, Yaqin & Ferreira, Susana & Colson, Gregory & Wetzstein, Michael, 2013. "Obesity and Counseling," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C., Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 149947, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Giorgio Brunello & Maria De Paola & Giovanna Labartino, 2012. "More Apples Less Chips? The Effect of School Fruit Schemes on the Consumption of Junk Food," ISER Discussion Paper 0840, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
    3. 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.
    4. Laibson, David, 1997. "Golden Eggs and Hyperbolic Discounting," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, MIT Press, vol. 112(2), pages 443-77, May.
    5. Papoutsi, Georgia & Drichoutis, Andreas & Nayga, Rodolfo, 2011. "The causes of childhood obesity: A survey," MPRA Paper 30992, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. 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, Springer, vol. 34(2), pages 211-229, June.
    7. Bård Harstad, 2013. "Investment Policy for Time-Inconsistent Discounters," CESifo Working Paper Series 4546, CESifo Group Munich.

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