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The cost of being too patient

Paola Giuliano, Paola Sapienza

NBER Working Paper No. 26677
Issued in January 2020
NBER Program(s):Political Economy

We study the cost of being too patient on happiness. We find that the relationship between patience and various measures of subjective well-being is hump-shaped: it exists an optimal amount of patience that maximizes happiness. Beyond this optimal level, higher levels of patience have a negative impact on well-being.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w26677

Published: Paola Giuliano & Paola Sapienza, 2020. "The Cost of Being Too Patient," AEA Papers and Proceedings, vol 110, pages 314-318. citation courtesy of

 
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