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Myopia, retirement planning and commitment

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Decisions made by individuals planning for retirement may be myopic. One way of capturing this myopia is with quasi-hyperbolic discounting. It is well known that such preferences may explain why individuals fail to provide an adequate retirement income for themselves. In this thesis, the quasi-hyperbolic discounting model is applied to a number of other decisions and outcomes related to planning for retirement. There are three main focuses. Firstly, the thesis considers a model where indiv...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:980da095-60ab-47b5-a4e2-3962085d56ca
Local pid:
ora:6367

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