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An infinite-horizon model of nonmonotone utility smoothing

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  • Wakai, Katsutoshi

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We provide an infinite-horizon model of nonmonotone intertemporal preferences that capture a strong dislike of volatility involved in a utility sequence. As an intermediate result, we also derive a nonmonotone version of multiple-priors utility.

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  • Wakai, Katsutoshi, 2012. "An infinite-horizon model of nonmonotone utility smoothing," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 116(2), pages 170-173.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:2:p:170-173
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.02.011
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    Keywords

    Discount factor; Nonmonotone preferences; Utility smoothing;

    JEL classification:

    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General

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