Do Declining Discount Rates lead to Time Inconsistent Economic Advice?

Anders Chr. Hansen

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Udgivelsesdato: 01.11
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEcological Economics
Vol/bind60
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)138-144
Antal sider7
ISSN0921-8009
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2006

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Hansen, Anders Chr. / Do Declining Discount Rates lead to Time Inconsistent Economic Advice?. I: Ecological Economics. 2006 ; Bind 60, Nr. 1. s. 138-144.
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Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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