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Never mind the hyperbolics: nonparametric analysis of time-inconsistent preferences

Laura Blow (), Martin Browning and Ian Crawford ()
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Laura Blow: Institute for Fiscal Studies and University of Surrey

No W14/17, IFS Working Papers from Institute for Fiscal Studies

Abstract: We investigate necessary and sufficient nonparametric conditions for the quasi-hyperbolic consumer. These turn out to be quite tractable. We investigate the performance of this model compared to the standard exponential discounting model using consumer panel data.

Date: 2014-07-29
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