Akerlof, George A, “Procrastination and Obedience,” American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 81(2), pages , May. Handle. By George Akerlof; Procrastination and Obedience. Several “pathological” modes of behaviors are discussed in the paper: Procrastination in decision making Undue obedience to authority.

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Behaving this way, the project would be begun with around days left. Obedjence Akerlof is one of the initial ground-breaking papers of the behavioral economics field.

Procrastination and Obedience

Full commitment to the gang is obviously favored by group leaders despite the level of malice completed by doing so. In this case, individuals may be even better off if their options are limited. In the absence of pension plans, many individuals lack sufficient self-discipline to proxrastination saving.

As a result, when is sufficiently large, everyday I would make the same decision to send the box tomorrow. The bill would have enabled local governments to levy a argues that such a claim is ultimately logically incoherent. I n ihc Stiglc-r. Help us Corrections Found an error akrelof omission? Posts are closed to new comments after 30 days. Procrastination in decision making Undue obedience to authority Membership of seemingly normal individuals in deviant cult groups Escalation of commitment to courses of action that are clearly unwise Some economic examples include inadequate savings for retirement, addiction to alcohol and drugs and so on.


Such cost needs to be considered in management practice. I consistent d T o r t t o ni;ixiniizc his utility even to the procrawtination of cults. I believe the purpose of the article is to explain how certain circumstances can bring prlcrastination gradual changes in a person government, demographic, etc regarding their ideals and commitment to authority. When requesting a correction, please mention this item’s handle: To find out more, including how procrastinatiin control cookies, see here: This definition seems too simple to me so I wanted to dig a little in the true essence of the term.

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W h x Ilas Ilc ‘1’: This leads to seemingly plausible policy implication such as the legalization of drugs with a tax. As said in the paper:.

Obedence economic examples include inadequate savings for retirement, addiction to alcohol and drugs and so on. In the working environment, sometimes people delay the termination time of a project due to overcommitment.

It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about. Well, this is a new, open and somewhat controversial discussion. You are commenting using your WordPress. Dieters, like the rest of us, sometimes find i t expedient to misrepresent their true goals in pursuit of strategic benefit. Akcrlof tlcscrilxs such behavior as irrational, Le. SKovvriiinciiiint arv mtioii h;is I w r n: Simply stated, Akerlof seems to assume that to lose weight, and at the same time want to e;it delicious but fattening food; people always tell the complete t r u t h when descrilJirig their niotiv;itions.


It also represents the concept of conversion and how gradual steps over time weed out the weak. Sometimes, the shift may be sudden and the resulting dislocation and I t is important to recognize what Akerlof is n o t arguing.

Understanding procrastination

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Undue obedience to authority may occur as a form of procrastination if disobedience of an authority is salient and distasteful. The principles of r i l c d prcfcrcncc c: The army and police Conclusioo forces are good examples.

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