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George J. Mailath and Larry Samuelson

in Repeated Games and Reputations: Long-Run Relationships

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300796
eISBN:
9780199783700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300796.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter illustrates how the theory of repeated games with perfect monitoring can be used in economic applications. It examines collusion and price wars in oligopolistic industries subject to ... More


Self-Command

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter is concerned with tactics for controlling undesired behavior, such as overeating, smoking, excess drinking, use of recreational drugs, lack of motivation to exercise, and restrain from ... More


Foucault’s Tower

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the role of enterprise resource planning (ERP) in industrial management in the U.S. in the new economy. ERP grew out of the reengineering of the early 1990s, taking the single ... More


Preretirement Cashouts and Foregone Retirement Saving: Implications for 401(k) Asset Accumulation

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter draws together previous research on withdrawals from retirement saving plans to gauge the importance of such withdrawals on the saving balances of future retirees. The chapter is ... More


The Transition to Personal Accounts and Increasing Retirement Wealth: Macro- and Microevidence

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

in Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903057
eISBN:
9780226903286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter considers the changes in the magnitude and the composition of saving for retirement over the last two decades. It begins with an analysis of aggregate data on retirement plan ... More


The Personal Security Account 2000 Plan, Market Outcomes, and Risk

Sylvester J. Schieber and John B. Shoven (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents a framework for assessing Social Security reform proposals by evaluating a specific reform plan. This plan is one derived from the original personal security account (PSA) plan ... More


Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903064
eISBN:
9780226903088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903088.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The baby boom generation's entry into old age has led to an unprecedented increase in the elderly population. The social and economic effects of this shift are significant, and in this book, a group ... More


Themes in the Economics of Aging

David A. Wise (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In the past few years, the economic ramifications of aging have garnered close attention from a group of NBER researchers led by David A. Wise. This volume continues to analyze a nexus of age-related ... More


The Rise of 401(k) Plans, Lifetime Earnings, and Wealth at Retirement

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

in Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903064
eISBN:
9780226903088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903088.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter looks at how Social Security, 401(k) participation, and other asset accumulation fit together for households with different lifetime earnings and different Social Security wealth ... More


The Impact of Employer Matching on Savings Plan Participation under Automatic Enrollment

John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian

in Research Findings in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903064
eISBN:
9780226903088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903088.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter discusses the continuing series of studies on the structural features of 401(k) plans. Companies have used a variety of approaches to encourage participation in employer sponsored ... More


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