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Type: Thesis
Title: Commitment devices, saving and household superannuation decisions : theory and evidence.
Author: Sourdin, Patricia
Issue Date: 2007
School/Discipline: School of Economics
Abstract: Using theory and evidence drawn from the literature in psychology and behavioural economics, this thesis presents empirical evidence to test the contention that households with problems of self-control recognize the desirability of tying their hands in the future and value commitment devices such as voluntary superannuation contributions, whcih are a very illiquid form of saving. The thesis also presents important public policy issues.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Adelaide, School of Economics, 2007
Keywords: pension trusts government policy Australia; savings and loan associations Australia; individual retirement accounts Australia.
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