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A Note On The Loewenstein-Prelec Theory Of Intertemporal Choice

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  • Ali al-Nowaihi

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  • Sanjit Dhami

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In one of the major contributions to behavioral economics, Loewenstein and Prelec (1992) set the foundations for the behavioral approach to decision making over time. We correct a number of errors in Loewenstein and Prelec (1992). Furthermore, we provide a correct, more direct and simpler derivation of their generalized hyperbolic discounting formula that has formed the basis of much recent work on temporal choice.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Leicester in its series Discussion Papers in Economics with number 05/18.

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Date of creation: Jul 2005
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Handle: RePEc:lec:leecon:05/18

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Keywords: Anomalies of the DU model; Intertemporal choice; Generalized hyperbolic discounting;

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  1. Laibson, David I., 1997. "Golden Eggs and Hyperbolic Discounting," Scholarly Articles 4481499, Harvard University Department of Economics.
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  1. Jouini, Elyès & Napp, Clotilde, 2008. "Behavioral biases and the representative agent," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/6511, Paris Dauphine University.
  2. Lidia Ceriani & Chiara Gigliarano, 2011. "An inter-temporal relative deprivation index," Working Papers 237, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
  3. Ali al-Nowaihi & Sanjit Dhami, 2008. "A general theory of time discounting: The reference-time theory of intertemporal choice," Discussion Papers in Economics 08/34, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  4. Pushpa, Rathie & Carlos, Radavelli & Sergio, Da Silva, 2006. "Sharpening Intertemporal Prospect Theory," MPRA Paper 1849, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Strohhecker, Jürgen & Größler, Andreas, 2013. "Do personal traits influence inventory management performance?—The case of intelligence, personality, interest and knowledge," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 142(1), pages 37-50.
  6. Marc Scholten & Daniel Read, 2006. "Beyond discounting: the tradeoff model of intertemporal choice," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 22710, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  7. Ali al-Nowaihi & Sanjit Dhami, 2013. "Foundations and Properties of Time Discount Functions," Discussion Papers in Economics 13/27, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  8. Ali al-Nowaihi & Sanjit Dhami, 2006. "A Note On Generalized Hyperbolic Discounting," Discussion Papers in Economics 06/10, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  9. Ali al-Nowaihi & Sanjit Dhami, 2007. "Increasing elasticity of the value function in the Loewenstein-Prelec theory of intertemporal choice," Discussion Papers in Economics 07/13, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  10. Ali al-Nowaihi & Sanjit Dhami, 2007. "Explaining the anomalies of the exponential discounted utility model," Discussion Papers in Economics 07/09, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.
  11. Ali al-Nowaihi & Sanjit Dhami, 2013. "A Theory of Reference Time," Discussion Papers in Economics 13/26, Department of Economics, University of Leicester.

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