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Risky Behavior Among Youths: Some Issues from Behavioral Economics

  • Ted O'Donoghue and 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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