EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The cost of being too patient

Paola Giuliano and Paola Sapienza ()

No 14302, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: We study the cost of being too patient on happiness. We find that the relationship between patience and various measures of subjective well-being is hump-shaped: it exists an optimal amount of patience that maximizes happiness. Beyond this optimal level, higher levels of patience have a negative impact on well-being.

Keywords: Patience; Happiness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A10 D9 Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-hap and nep-ltv
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations:

Downloads: (external link)
https://cepr.org/publications/DP14302 (application/pdf)
CEPR Discussion Papers are free to download for our researchers, subscribers and members. If you fall into one of these categories but have trouble downloading our papers, please contact us at subscribers@cepr.org

Related works:
Journal Article: The Cost of Being Too Patient (2020) Downloads
Working Paper: The Cost of Being Too Patient (2020) Downloads
Working Paper: The cost of being too patient (2020) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:14302

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
https://cepr.org/publications/DP14302

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Centre for Economic Policy Research, 33 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().

 
Page updated 2024-04-11
Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:14302