Investing in Patience
Both empirical and theoretical evidence suggests that preference heterogeneity is a necessary feature of any model that is able to account for observed heterogeneity in wealth and lifetime income and consumption profiles. Why do tastes differ across people? We propose a framework in which people can invest in their own (or their children's) patience, and discuss its implications for long-run economic growth.
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