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Exotic Preferences for Macroeconomists

65 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2004  

David K. Backus

NYU Stern School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Bryan Routledge

Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business

Stanley E. Zin

Carnegie Mellon University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: June 2004

Abstract

We provide a user's guide to exotic' preferences: nonlinear time aggregators, departures from expected utility, preferences over time with known and unknown probabilities, risk-sensitive and robust control, hyperbolic' discounting, and preferences over sets ( temptations'). We apply each to a number of classic problems in macroeconomics and finance, including consumption and saving, portfolio choice, asset pricing, and Pareto optimal allocations.

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Backus, David K. and Routledge, Bryan and Zin, Stanley E., Exotic Preferences for Macroeconomists (June 2004). NBER Working Paper No. w10597. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=561044

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