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Household Decision Making, Time Preferences, and Positional Concern: Experimental Evidence from Rural China


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Title: Household Decision Making, Time Preferences, and Positional Concern: Experimental Evidence from Rural China
Authors: Yang, Xiaojun
E-mail: xiaojun.yang@economics.gu.se
Issue Date: 14-May-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economics ; Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik
Date of Defence: 2013-06-05
Disputation: onsdagen den 5 juni 2013, kl 10.15, i sal E44,Institutionen för nationalekonomi med statistik, Vasagatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Economic Studies
212
Keywords: individual decisions;
joint decisions;
intertemporal choices;
Convex Time Budget;
relative influence;
patience;
time-consistency;
choice shifts;
own decisions;
predictions;
decisions for spouse;
positional concern;
gender;
household expenditures;
visible goods;
rural China;
Abstract: Paper I: Intra-household Decisions Making on Intertemporal Choices: An Experimental Study in Rural China. In this paper, we conduct an artefactual field experiment in rural China to investigate the determinants of individual and joint decisions regarding intertemporal choices, and estimate the relative influence of spouses on the joint decisions. We use the Convex Time Budget experimental method to elicit both individual and joint decisions on how much money to allo... more
ISBN: 978-91-85169-77-1
978-91-85169-78-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/32784
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