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Willpower in children and adults: a survey of results and economic implications

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  • Alessandro Bucciol

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  • Daniel Houser

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  • Marco Piovesan

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Article provided by Springer in its journal International Review of Economics.

Volume (Year): 57 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 259-267

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Handle: RePEc:spr:inrvec:v:57:y:2010:i:3:p:259-267

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Keywords: Willpower; Self-control problems; Child development; C93; J13;

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Cited by:
  1. Daniel Houser & Natalia Montinari & Marco Piovesan, 2012. "Private and Public Decisions in Social Dilemmas: Evidence from ChildrenÕs Behavior," Working Papers 1034, George Mason University, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science.
  2. Winter, Joachim & Lührmann, Melanie & Serra-Garcia, Marta, 2013. "The effects of financial literacy training: Evidence from a field experiment in German high schools," Munich Reprints in Economics 19722, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  3. Luigino Bruni & Vittorio Pelligra, 2010. "The economic child: developmental aspects of economic behavior," International Review of Economics, Springer, vol. 57(3), pages 255-257, September.
  4. de Haan, Thomas & van Veldhuizen, Roel, 2013. "Willpower depletion and framing effects," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Market Behavior SP II 2013-206, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).
  5. Catherine Eckel & Philip Grossman & Cathleen Johnson & Angela Oliveira & Christian Rojas & Rick Wilson, 2012. "School environment and risk preferences: Experimental evidence," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 265-292, December.

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