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Delay aversion

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  • Ok, Efe A.

    () (New York University)

  • Benoît, Jean-Pierre

    () (London Business School)

Abstract

We address the following question: When can one person properly be said to be more delay averse than another? In reply, several (nested) comparison methods are developed. These methods yield a theory of delay aversion which parallels that of risk aversion. The applied strength of this theory is demonstrated in a variety of dynamic economic settings, including the classical optimal growth and tree cutting problems, repeated games, and bargaining. Both time-consistent and time-inconsistent scenarios are considered.

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  • Ok, Efe A. & Benoît, Jean-Pierre, 2007. "Delay aversion," Theoretical Economics, Econometric Society, vol. 2(1), pages 71-113, March.
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    1. Mutlu, Gulseren, 2013. "Delay aversion under a general class of preferences," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 121(2), pages 306-310.
    2. Jinrui Pan & Craig Webb & Horst Zank, 2013. "Discounting the Subjective Present and Future," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 1305, Economics, The University of Manchester.
    3. repec:eee:mateco:v:73:y:2017:i:c:p:1-12 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Lorenzo Bastianello & Alain Chateauneuf, 2013. "About Delay Aversion," Working Papers 2013-30, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
    5. Paola Manzini & Marco Mariotti, 2007. "Choice over Time," Working Papers 605, Queen Mary University of London, School of Economics and Finance.
    6. Banerjee, Kuntal & Dubey, Ram, 2011. "Impatience for Weakly Paretian Orders: Existence and Genericity," Working Papers 2011-03, Department of Economics, Colgate University.
    7. Pan, Jinrui & Webb, Craig S. & Zank, Horst, 2015. "An extension of quasi-hyperbolic discounting to continuous time," Games and Economic Behavior, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 43-55.
    8. Bastianello, Lorenzo & Chateauneuf, Alain, 2016. "About delay aversion," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(C), pages 62-77.
    9. repec:ipg:wpaper:30 is not listed on IDEAS
    10. Banerjee, Kuntal & Dubey, Ram Sewak, 2013. "Impatience implication of weakly Paretian orders: Existence and genericity," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(2), pages 134-140.
    11. repec:ipg:wpaper:2013-030 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    Delay aversion; impatience; consumption smoothing; time consistency;

    JEL classification:

    • D11 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Theory
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General

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