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Individual and Collective Time Consistency

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  • Asheim, G.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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This paper reconsiders the Strotz-Pollak problem of consistent planning and argues that a solution to this problem requires a refinement of subgame-perfectness. Such a refinement is offered through an analysis based on Greenberg's 'theory of social situations'. A unifying framework is presented whereby consistent one-person planning as a problem of individual time-consistency and renegotiation-proofness as a problem of collective time-consistency are captured through the same general concept.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 1991-69.

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