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Does 'better' discounting lead to 'worse' outcomes in long-run decisions? The dilemma of hyperbolic discounting

  • Winkler, Ralph

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

Volume (Year): 57 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (June)
Pages: 573-582

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