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Exotic Preferences for Macroeconomists

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  • David Backus
  • Bryan Routledge
  • Stanley Zin

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We provide a user's guide to exotic' preferences: nonlinear time aggregators, departures from expected utility, preferences over time with known and unknown probabilities, risk-sensitive and robust control, hyperbolic' discounting, and preferences over sets ( temptations'). We apply each to a number of classic problems in macroeconomics and finance, including consumption and saving, portfolio choice, asset pricing, and Pareto optimal allocations.

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Paper provided by New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 04-20.

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