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Uncertain survival and time discounting: intertemporal consumption plans for family trusts

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  • Stephen Satchell
  • Susan Thorp

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  • Stephen Satchell & Susan Thorp, 2011. "Uncertain survival and time discounting: intertemporal consumption plans for family trusts," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 24(1), pages 239-266, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:24:y:2011:i:1:p:239-266
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-009-0297-9
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    1. Ryan Edwards, 2013. "The cost of uncertain life span," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 26(4), pages 1485-1522, October.

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    Keywords

    Intertemporal choice; Family extinction; Hyperbolic discounting; G0; D91; D81;

    JEL classification:

    • G0 - Financial Economics - - General
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty

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