Ernesto Reuben

Time Discounting for Primary and Monetary Rewards

Coauthor(s): Paola Sapienza, Luigi Zingales.


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This paper reports a positive and statistically significant relation between short-term discount rates elicited with a monetary and a primary reward (chocolate). This finding suggests that high short-term discount rates are related to an underling individual trait.

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Source: Economics Letters
Exact Citation:
Reuben, Ernesto, Paola Sapienza, and Luigi Zingales. "Time Discounting for Primary and Monetary Rewards." Economics Letters 106, no. 2 (February 2010): 125-127.
Volume: 106
Number: 2
Pages: 125-127
Date: 2 2010