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Foundations of Intrinsic Habit Formation

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  • Kareen Rozen

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We provide theoretical foundations for several common (nested) representations of intrinsic linear habit formation. Our axiomatization introduces an intertemporal theory of weaning a decision-maker from her habits using the device of compensation. We clarify differences across specifications of the model, provide measures of habit-forming tendencies, and suggest methods for axiomatizing time-nonseparable preferences. Copyright 2010 The Econometric Society.

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  1. Fabrizio Orrego, 2014. "Habit formation and indeterminacy in overlapping generations models," Economic Theory, Springer, vol. 55(1), pages 225-241, January.
  2. Itzhak Gilboa & Andrew Postlewaite & Larry Samuelson & David Schmeidler, 2012. "Economic Models as Analogies, Third Version," PIER Working Paper Archive 13-007, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, revised 27 Jan 2013.
  3. Takashi Kano & James M. Nason, 2010. "Business Cycle Implications of Internal Consumption Habit for New Keynesian Models," CAMA Working Papers 2010-31, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
  4. David Dillenberger & Kareen Rozen, 2011. "History-Dependent Risk Attitude, Second Version," PIER Working Paper Archive 12-029, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, revised 14 Jul 2012.
  5. David Dillenberger & Kareen Rozen, 2010. "History-Dependent Risk Attitude," Levine's Bibliography 661465000000000184, UCLA Department of Economics.
  6. Onur Ozgur & Alberto Bisin, 2011. "Dynamic linear economies with social interactions," Levine's Working Paper Archive 786969000000000036, David K. Levine.
  7. Hojman, Daniel Andres & Kast, Felipe, 2009. "On the Measurement of Poverty Dynamics," Scholarly Articles 4449107, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
  8. Wakai, Katsutoshi, 2012. "An infinite-horizon model of nonmonotone utility smoothing," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(2), pages 170-173.
  9. David Dillenberger & Kareen Rozen, 2010. "Disappointment Cycles," PIER Working Paper Archive 10-028, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
  10. Wakai, Katsutoshi, 2011. "Modeling nonmonotone preferences: The case of utility smoothing," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 213-226, March.
  11. Emmanuelle Augeraud-Veron & Mauro Bambi, 2012. "Does habit formation always increase the agents' desire to smooth consumption?," Discussion Papers 12/12, Department of Economics, University of York.
  12. Luc, Dinh The & Soubeyran, Antoine, 2013. "Variable preference relations: Existence of maximal elements," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(4), pages 251-262.

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