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The Relation between Behavior under Risk and over Time

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  • Anujit Chakraborty
  • Yoram Halevy
  • Kota Saito

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The paper establishes a tight relation between non-standard behaviors in the domains of risk and time, by considering a decision maker with non-expected utility preferences who believes that only present consumption is certain while any future consumption is uncertain. We provide the first complete characterizations of the two-way relations between the certainty effect and present biased temporal behavior, and between the common ratio effect and temporal reversals related to the common difference effect.

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  • Anujit Chakraborty & Yoram Halevy & Kota Saito, 2019. "The Relation between Behavior under Risk and over Time," Working Papers tecipa-633, University of Toronto, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:tor:tecipa:tecipa-633
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    1. Yusuke Kuroishi & Yasuyuki Sawada, 2019. "On the Stability of Preferences:Experimental Evidence from Two Disasters," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-1130, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.

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    Keywords

    time consistency; hyperbolic discounting; non-expected utility; present bias; implicit risk.;

    JEL classification:

    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles
    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making

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