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Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

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Economics

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Theory suggests that individuals’ characteristics, such as age and gender, may affect their rates of time preference. This paper empirically explores this “characteristic-time preference relationship.” Our sample is drawn from survey responses of economists belonging to the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. We find that ideology, age, field of study, and the size of the institution where economists are employed are significant factors explaining economists’ time preferences.

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Estimating the Factors That Explain Economists' Time Preferences

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Theory suggests that individuals’ characteristics, such as age and gender, may affect their rates of time preference. This paper empirically explores this “characteristic-time preference relationship.” Our sample is drawn from survey responses of economists belonging to the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. We find that ideology, age, field of study, and the size of the institution where economists are employed are significant factors explaining economists’ time preferences.

 

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