Nonparametric Analysis of Time-Inconsistent Preferences

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Nonparametric Analysis of Time-Inconsistent Preferences. / Blow, Laura; Browning, Martin; Crawford, Ian.

I: Review of Economic Studies, 09.2020.

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Blow, L, Browning, M & Crawford, I 2020, 'Nonparametric Analysis of Time-Inconsistent Preferences', Review of Economic Studies. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3524795

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Blow, L., Browning, M., & Crawford, I. (Accepteret/In press). Nonparametric Analysis of Time-Inconsistent Preferences. Review of Economic Studies. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3524795

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Blow L, Browning M, Crawford I. Nonparametric Analysis of Time-Inconsistent Preferences. Review of Economic Studies. 2020 sep. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3524795

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Blow, Laura ; Browning, Martin ; Crawford, Ian. / Nonparametric Analysis of Time-Inconsistent Preferences. I: Review of Economic Studies. 2020.

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