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Procrastination and the Law

Manuel A. Utset

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter develops a model of repeated procrastination that can be used to examine the efficacy of legal rules. The model yields the following counterintuitive result: if the immediate costs of ... More


Reefer Madness, Frank the Tank, or Pretty Woman: To What Extent Do Addictive Behaviors Respond to Incentives?

John Cawley

in Incentives and Choice in Health Care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195775
eISBN:
9780262283816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195775.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines different kinds of health behavior that are important inputs in the production of health, with an emphasis on the effects of incentives on habitual or addictive behaviors such ... More


Non-Standard Preferences

Tullio Jappelli and Luigi Pistaferri

in The Economics of Consumption: Theory and Evidence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199383146
eISBN:
9780199383160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199383146.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In the real world many facts appear to conflict with the assum ptions of the standard life-cycle model and its main hypotheses. The mental accounting model challenges the assumption that resources ... More


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