The Resource Credit card borrowing, illiquid assets and self-control problems, Christopher Milde

Credit card borrowing, illiquid assets and self-control problems, Christopher Milde

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Credit card borrowing, illiquid assets and self-control problems
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Credit card borrowing, illiquid assets and self-control problems
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Christopher Milde
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eng
Summary
The inclusion of findings from psychology into economics (see e.g. Rabin (1998)) and the increasingly available evidence of deviations from the standard model of behaviour in economics (e.g. DellaVigna (2007)) have given rise to a new sub-discipline of economics, behavioural economics. Behavioural economics studies deviations from the standard economic model in three respects: first, non-standard preferences, second, non-standard beliefs, and third, non-standard decision making. The study of self-control problems can be regarded a subfield of the study of non-standard preferences. A general definition of self-control problems is the inability to stick to a decision or the inability to carry out a plan. This inability might result from time-inconsistent preferences, i.e. preferences that make people judge objectively equivalent trade-offs differently only due to the fact, that they make these judgements at different points in time. The recent years have seen a surge of theoretical literature establishing a theoretical framework for the analysis of self-control problems and applying this framework to many fields (see Frederick et al. (2002), and Chapter 1). Some contributions have also assessed the effect of self-control problems on different outcomes empirically. My thesis is an attempt to contribute to this empirical literature. I try to assess the effect of self-control problems on different outcomes of interest, namely credit card borrowing and saving. After surveying the relevant literature in Chapter 1, I discuss the measurement of self-control problems in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 is an attempt to assess the effect of self-control problems on credit card borrowing and Chapter 4 is an attempt to assess the effect of self-control problems on saving in illiquid assets. I use data from a recent household survey from Australia
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Milde, Christopher
Date time place
Defence date: 5 May 2008
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (ECO), 2008.
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illustrations
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non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
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Credit cards
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Credit card borrowing, illiquid assets and self-control problems, Christopher Milde
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/10308
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Examining board: Professor Francis Vella, Georgetown University (Supervisor) ; Professor Pascal Courty, EUI ; Professor Michael Haliassos, Goethe University, Frankfurt ; Professor Antoine Bommier, GREMAQ, Université de Toulouse
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-174)
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb13937868
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 174 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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System control number
(OCoLC)1038725814
Label
Credit card borrowing, illiquid assets and self-control problems, Christopher Milde
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/10308
Publication
Note
Examining board: Professor Francis Vella, Georgetown University (Supervisor) ; Professor Pascal Courty, EUI ; Professor Michael Haliassos, Goethe University, Frankfurt ; Professor Antoine Bommier, GREMAQ, Université de Toulouse
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-174)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb13937868
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
vii, 174 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038725814

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