Akrasia, instincts and revealed preferences

Alvaro Sandroni*

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The standard economic theory of choice is extended to accommodate a particular form of akratic choice. The empirical content of the new theory is fully characterized. A characterization of revealed akratic choice, in terms of observable choice only, is also provided. These results are consistent with the viewpoint that akrasia is a concept that can be empirically substantiated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-131
Number of pages17
Issue number1 SUPPL
StatePublished - 2011


  • Akrasia
  • Revealed preferences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • General Social Sciences


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