Debra J. Holt

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This article explores the relationship between time preferences, economic incentives and body mass index (BMI). We provide evidence of an interaction effect between time preference and food prices, with cheaper food leading to the largest weight gains among those exhibiting the most impatience. The interaction of changing economic incentives with(More)
This paper explores the relationship between time preferences, economic incentives, and body mass index (BMI). Using data from the 2006 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we …rst show that greater impatience increases BMI and the likelihood of obesity even after controlling for demographic, human capital, occupational, and …nancial characteristics as(More)
This paper explores the relationship between time preferences, economic incentives, and body mass index (BMI). Using data from the 2006 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, we …rst show that greater impatience increases BMI and the likelihood of obesity even after controlling for demographic, human capital, occupational, and …nancial characteristics as(More)
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