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Data and Code for: Correcting the Error in Gamma Discounting

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset : experimental data
Creator
  • Szekeres, Szabolcs (Independent researcher)
Publication Date
2020-05-22
Free Keywords
Discounting
Description
  • Abstract


    In “Gamma Discounting” Martin L. Weitzman concludes that certainty equivalent discount rates should decline significantly over time. He draws this conclusion from fitting a Gamma distribution to the responses of 2,160 economists asked to give a discount rate estimate and calculating effective discount rates from it.

    The paper to which this dataset pertains replicates Weitzman's calculations on the basis of the data of the above mentoned survey, and repeats the calcualtions with more appropiate methods.
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    DOI: 10.3886/E119568V2

Update Metadata: 2020-05-22 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-05-22

Szekeres, Szabolcs (2020): Data and Code for: Correcting the Error in Gamma Discounting. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E119568V1