Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159616
Authors: 
Casari, Marco
Dragone, Davide
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 777
Abstract: 
We study intertemporal choices through an experiment that elicits a subject's plan and then tracks its implementation over time. There are two main results. When facing a costly task to be completed under a deadline, two thirds of subjects prefer anticipating it rather than postponing it. Choice reversals are common although present-biased preferences alone cannot explain them. This evidence is compatible with models based on anticipatory feelings and stochastic utility.
JEL: 
C91
D01
D80
D90
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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