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Risky Behavior among Youths: Some Issues from Behavioral Economics

In: Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

  • Ted O'Donoghue
  • Matthew Rabin

This paper explores some of the ways that economists can incorporate insights from recent research combining psychology and economics to help understand risky behavior by adolescents. June 2000 1 Figure .pdf

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  • Jonathan Gruber, 2001. "Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number grub01-1, September.
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