Overborrowing, Overeating, and Addictive Behavior

  • Shinsuke Ikeda
Part of the Advances in Japanese Business and Economics book series (AJBE, volume 10)


I would like to think about self-destructive choices from the perspective of discounting—hyperbolic discounting in particular—which governs intertemporal choices. Specifically, I will take up behavioral problems regarding (1) economic decision-making that involves undersaving and overborrowing, (2) health-related decision-making that involves overeating and obesity, and (3) decisions that relate to addictive consumption, such as smoking, drinking, and gambling. I shall examine them one by one.


Interest Rate Discount Rate Credit Card High Interest Rate Hyperbolic Discount 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinsuke Ikeda
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  1. 1.Institute of Social and Economic ResearchOsaka UniversityIbarakiJapan

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