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Inter-temporal discounting and uniform impatience

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  • MArio Páscoa

    () (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

  • Myrian Petrassi

    () (Central Bank of Brasil and Department of Economics, PUC-Rio)

  • Juan Pablo Torres Martinez

    () (Department of Economics, PUC-Rio)

Abstract

The uniform impatience hypothesis, a joint requirement on endowments and preferences, was imposed in the literature to prove equilibrium existence in infinite horizon sequential economies. In this note, we characterize this assumption in terms of asymptotic properties on inter-temporal discount factors.

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  • MArio Páscoa & Myrian Petrassi & Juan Pablo Torres Martinez, 2008. "Inter-temporal discounting and uniform impatience," Textos para discussão 555, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).
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    1. Laibson, David, 1998. "Life-cycle consumption and hyperbolic discount functions," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 42(3-5), pages 861-871, May.
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    Keywords

    Uniform impatience; inter-temporal discounting. JEL Codes: D50; D52.;

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    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General

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