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Self-Confidence: Intrapersonal Strategies

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  • R. Benabou
  • J. Tirole

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This paper analyzes the self-identification process and its role in motivation. We build a model of self-confidence where people have imperfect knowledge about their ability, which in most tasks is a complement to effort in determining performance. High self-confidence thus enhances motivation, and this creates incentives for the manipulation of self-perception.

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Paper provided by Economics Department, Princeton University in its series Princeton Economic Theory Papers with number 00s1.

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Date of creation: Dec 1999
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Handle: RePEc:wop:prinet:00s1

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  1. Ted O'Donoghue & Matthew Rabin, 1996. "Doing It Now or Later," Discussion Papers 1172, Northwestern University, Center for Mathematical Studies in Economics and Management Science.
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  1. D.Dragone, 2005. "Incoerenza Dinamica ed Autocontrollo: Proposta per un'Analisi Interdisciplinare," Working Papers 549, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
  2. Juan D. Carrillo & Mathias Dewatripont, 2005. "Promises, Promises, ..," Levine's Bibliography 172782000000000058, UCLA Department of Economics.
  3. Christian Gollier & Richard Zeckhauser, 2003. "Collective Investment Decision Making with Heterogeneous Time Preferences," CESifo Working Paper Series 915, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. O'Donoghue, Ted & Rabin, Matthew, 2012. "Procrastination on Long-Term Projects," Department of Economics, Working Paper Series qt5zb60651, Department of Economics, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley.
  5. Roland Benabou & Jean Tirole, 2000. "Self-Confidence and Social Interactions," NBER Working Papers 7585, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Brocas, Isabelle & Carrillo, Juan D, 2002. "Are We All Better Drivers than Average? Self-Perception and Biased Behaviour," CEPR Discussion Papers 3603, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  7. Carrillo, Juan D & Dewatripont, Mathias, 2001. "Promises, Promises…," CEPR Discussion Papers 2680, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  8. Isabelle Brocas & Juan D. Carrillo, 2005. "Biases in Perceptions, Beliefs and Behavior," Levine's Bibliography 172782000000000063, UCLA Department of Economics.

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