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Replication data for: Measuring Self-Control Problems

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Ameriks, John
  • Caplin, Andrew
  • Leahy, John
  • Tyler, Tom
Publication Date
2007-06-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We develop a survey instrument to measure self-control problems in a sample of highly educated adults. This measure relates in the manner that theory predicts to liquid wealth accumulation and personality measures. Yet while self-control problems are typically seen as resulting in overconsumption and low wealth, we identify a significant group who underconsume and thereby accumulate high levels of wealth. In addition, self-control problems are smaller in scale for older than for younger respondents. Those who put money aside in retirement accounts may be delaying access to a point at which self-control problems are no longer important. (JEL D12, D14)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.97.3.966 (Text)
Publications
  • Ameriks, John, Andrew Caplin, John Leahy, and Tom Tyler. “Measuring Self-Control Problems.” American Economic Review 97, no. 3 (May 2007): 966–72. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.97.3.966.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.97.3.966 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Ameriks, John; Caplin, Andrew; Leahy, John; Tyler, Tom (2007): Replication data for: Measuring Self-Control Problems. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116279V1