Smokers, smoking deprivation, and time discounting

Shoko Yamane, Hiroyasu Yoneda, Taiki Takahashi, Yoshio Kamijo, Yasuhiro Komori, Fumihiko Hiruma, Yoshiro Tsutsui

    研究成果: Chapter


    This chapter investigates whether smokers exhibit greater time discounting than non-smokers, and how short-term nicotine deprivation affects time discounting. A unique feature of our experiment is that our subjects receive rewards not only of money, but also of actual tobacco. This is done in order to elicit smokers’ true preferences. Smokers are more impatient than non-smokers, consistent with previous studies. Additionally, nicotine deprivation makes smokers even more impatient. These results suggest that nicotine concentration has different effects on time preferences in the short and long runs.

    ホスト出版物のタイトルBehavioral Economics of Preferences, Choices, and Happiness
    出版者Springer Japan
    ISBN(印刷物)9784431554028, 9784431554011
    出版物ステータスPublished - 2016 1 1


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Psychology(all)


    Yamane, S., Yoneda, H., Takahashi, T., Kamijo, Y., Komori, Y., Hiruma, F., & Tsutsui, Y. (2016). Smokers, smoking deprivation, and time discounting. : Behavioral Economics of Preferences, Choices, and Happiness (pp. 227-253). Springer Japan.