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Time-consistent policies

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  • Karp, Larry
  • Lee, In Ho

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In many cases the optimal open-loop policy to influence agents who solve dynamic problems is time-inconsistent. We show how to construct a time-consistent open-loop policy rule. We also consider an additional restriction under which the time-consistent open-loop policy is stationary. We use examples to illustrate the properties of these tax rules.
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  • Karp, Larry & Lee, In Ho, 2003. "Time-consistent policies," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 112(2), pages 353-364, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jetheo:v:112:y:2003:i:2:p:353-364
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