A consumption–investment problem with heterogeneous discounting
We analyze a stochastic continuous time model in finite horizon in which the agent discounts the instantaneous utility function and the final function at constant but different discount rates of time preference. Within this framework we can model problems in which, when the time t approaches to the final time, the valuation of the final function increases compared with previous valuations. We study a consumption and portfolio rules problem for CRRA and CARA utility functions for time-consistent agents, and we compare the different equilibria with the time-inconsistent solutions. The introduction of random terminal time is also discussed. Differences with both the mathematical treatment and agent’s behavior in the case of hyperbolic discounting are stressed.
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Volume (Year): 66 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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