Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/230162
Authors: 
Cerrone, Claudia
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economic Inquiry [ISSN:] 1465-7295 [Volume:] [Issue:] [Pages:] n/a-n/a
Abstract: 
This paper develops a strategic model of procrastination in which present‐biased agents prefer to perform an onerous task with someone else. This turns their decision of when to perform the task into a procrastination game—a dynamic coordination game between present‐biased players. The model characterizes the conditions under which interaction mitigates or exacerbates procrastination. A procrastinator matched with a worse procrastinator may perform her task earlier than she otherwise would: she wants to avoid the increased temptation that her peer's company would generate. Procrastinators can thus use bad company as a commitment device to mitigate their self‐control problem. (JEL C72, C73, D03, D91)
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
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