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Optimal policy and inconsistent preferences: behavioural policymaking and self-control

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This thesis takes three different perspectives, using theoretical and experimental techniques, on time-inconsistent preferences and how the existence of multiple selves can affect both consumer behaviour and policy design. Across domains such as retirement saving, health, and educational achievement, intertemporal choice presents a challenge for both individuals and policymakers.

The first paper, 'Choosing When to Nudge: Designing Behavioural Policy around Decision-Making Costs,' co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
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Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Role:
Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
Chesterley, N
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2015-08-03

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