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Do declining discount rates lead to time inconsistent economic advice?

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  • Hansen, Anders Chr.
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

    Volume (Year): 60 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 (November)
    Pages: 138-144

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