Is the evidence for hyperbolic discounting in humans just an experimental artefact?
Abbreviated Journal Title
Behav. Brain Sci.
Psychology, Biological; Behavioral Sciences; Neurosciences
We question the behavioral premise underlying Ainslie's claims about hyperbolic discounting theory The alleged evidence for humans can be easily explained as an artefact of experimental procedures that do not control for the credibility of payment over different time horizons. In appropriately controlled and financially motivated settings, human behavior is consistent with conventional exponential preferences.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
"Is the evidence for hyperbolic discounting in humans just an experimental artefact?" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5261.