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Modelling time-inconsistent preferences

  • Caillaud, Bernard
  • Jullien, Bruno

The paper reviews some recent theoretical contributions on the modelisation of time-inconsistent preferences, as well as implications for individual behavior. The focus is on the interpretation of the concepts and the link with concepts in psychology.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 44 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4-6 (May)
Pages: 1116-1124

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Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:44:y:2000:i:4-6:p:1116-1124
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