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Intertemporal Consumption and Debt Aversion: A Replication and Extension

  title={Intertemporal Consumption and Debt Aversion: A Replication and Extension},
  author={Steffen Ahrens and Ciril Bosch-Rosa and Thomas Meissner},
We replicate Meissner (2016), where debt aversion was reported for the first time in an intertemporal consumption and saving problem. While Meissner (2016) uses a German sample, our participants are US undergraduate students. All of the original study’s main findings replicate with similar effect sizes. Additionally, we extend the original analysis by introducing a new individual index of debt aversion, which we use to compare debt aversion across countries. Interestingly, we find no significant di… 
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