Essays on Applied Microeconomics

Essays on Applied Microeconomics

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Microeconomics is fundamentally about agents who have preferences, form expectations and face constraints (Manski, 2001). This dissertation explores each mechanism in three very different contexts. The first chapter focuses on expectations, the second on preferences and the third on constraints. The three different contexts are diving for sea urchins, gambling on weight loss and studying at the library.Chapter 3 A Field Experiment on Studying and Procrastination1 3.1 Introduction People experience self-control problems when their preferences are not consistent across time. One form of self-control problem concerns persistent bad habitsanbsp;...

Title:Essays on Applied Microeconomics
Author:John Michael Lynham
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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