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Can A Rational Choice Framework Make Sense of Anorexia Nervosa?

Robert S. Goldfarb, Thomas C. Leonard, Sara Markowitz, Steven Suranovic

NBER Working Paper No. 14838
Issued in April 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Bernard Wolf for suggesting extending the model described in this paper to see if it could be used to analyze anorexia, Vivian Valdmanis for helpful comments on an earlier draft, and Marsha Goldfarb and Sarah Duffy for useful suggestions. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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