New paradoxes in intertemporal choice
Similar to research on risky choice, the traditional analysis of intertemporal choice takes the view that an individual behaves so as to maximize the discounted sum of all future utilities. The well-known Allais paradox contradicts the fundamental postulates of maximizing the expected value or utility of a risky option. We describe a violation of the law of diminishing marginal utility as well as an intertemporal version of the Allais paradox.
Volume (Year): 6 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
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- Carlin, Paul S., 1996. "Can the maximization principle be discarded? A comment," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 351-353, March.
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