Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2008.09.005
Title: How much time-inconsistency is there and does it matter? Evidence on self-awareness, size, and effects
Authors: Wong, W.-K. 
Keywords: Present-biased preferences
Procrastination
Self-awareness
Time-inconsistency
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Wong, W.-K. (2008). How much time-inconsistency is there and does it matter? Evidence on self-awareness, size, and effects. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 68 (3-4) : 645-656. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2008.09.005
Abstract: Using students' predicted and unpredicted delays in midterm preparation as measures of time-inconsistency and self-awareness, this paper shows that time-inconsistent behavior is associated with inferior class performance even after controlling for the actual time spent in preparation. Most students showed some time-inconsistency. Most were at least partially aware of their time-inconsistency. Despite full awareness, the sophisticates still under-performed in class relative to the time-consistent. Furthermore, they might still show over-confidence in their self-evaluation of future class performance. Those naive about future time-inconsistency also under-performed relative to the time-consistent.©2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/19980
ISSN: 01672681
DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2008.09.005
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