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A quasi-hyperbolic discounting approach to smoking behavior

Takanori Ida

Health Economics Review, 2014, vol. 4, issue 1, 1-11

Abstract: Addiction has attracted considerable attention in health and behavioral economics, and economists have attempted to understand addiction from the viewpoint of decision making over time. This paper investigates whether two time preference parameters can successfully predict smoking status, including cigarette dependence. Both the present bias and the constant time preference parameters account for smoking behavior status and cigarette dependence. Copyright Ida; licensee Springer 2014

Keywords: Smoking, Cigarette dependence, Time preference, Present bias, D81; D91; I12, (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1186/s13561-014-0005-7

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