000123949 001__ 123949
000123949 005__ 20180122221201.0
000123949 037__ $$a323-2016-11427
000123949 041__ $$aen_US
000123949 245__ $$aStrategic Self-Ignorance
000123949 260__ $$c2012
000123949 269__ $$a2012
000123949 270__ $$mlinda.thunstrom@hui.se$$pThunström,   Linda
000123949 270__ $$mjonas.nordstrom@nek.lu.se$$pNordström,   Jonas
000123949 270__ $$mjramses@uwyo.edu$$pShogren,   Jason F.
000123949 270__ $$mmehmke@uwyo.edu$$pEhmke,   Mariah
000123949 300__ $$a23
000123949 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000123949 520__ $$aThis paper analyzes if people use ignorance as an excuse to pursue immediate gratification, at the expense of future wellbeing, a behavior we label ‘strategic self-ignorance’. In a theoretical model we show that present-biased individuals benefit from choosing ignorance of the potentially negative impact of present consumption, and that ignorance leads to over consumption of harmful goods. In an experiment we empirically test for strategic self-ignorance. The experiment entails prepared meals, for which subjects may be familiar with the taste (immediate utility) but are uninformed of the calorie content (potential harm to future health). Subjects are offered costless information on the calorie content of the meal alternatives. A majority of subjects (58 percent) choose to remain ignorant of the calorie content, and ignorance leads to a significantly higher intake of calories. Our results imply that people are strategically self-ignorant and that such behavior may help explain over consumption of harmful goods.
000123949 542__ $$fLicense granted by Linda Thunstrom (lthunstr@uwyo.edu) on 2012-05-26T12:20:22Z (GMT):

<center>  <h2> Deposit Agreement </h2> </center>
I represent that I am the creator of the digital material identified herein (&ldquo;Work&rdquo;).
I represent that the work is original and that I either own all rights of copyright 
or have the right to deposit the copy in a digital archive such as AgEcon Search. 
I represent that in regard to any non-original material included in the Work I have
secured written permission of the copyright owner (s) for this use or believe this 
use is allowed by law. I further represent that I have included all appropriate 
credits and attributions. I hereby grant the Regents of the University of Minnesota
(&ldquo;University&rdquo;), through AgEcon Search, a non-exclusive right to access, reproduce, 
and distribute the Work, in whole or in part, for the purposes of security, preservation,
and perpetual access. I grant the University a limited, non-exclusive right to make
derivative works for the purpose of migrating the Work to other media or formats in
order to preserve access to the Work. I do not transfer or intend to transfer any 
right of copyright or other intellectual property to the University. If the Deposit 
Agreement is executed by the Author�s Representative, the Representative shall separately
execute the following representation: I represent that I am authorized by the Author
to execute this Deposit Agreement on behalf of the Author.

000123949 650__ $$aDemand and Price Analysis
000123949 650__ $$aFood Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety
000123949 650__ $$aHealth Economics and Policy
000123949 6531_ $$astrategic ignorance
000123949 6531_ $$aharmful consumption
000123949 6531_ $$aexperiment
000123949 700__ $$aThunstrom, Linda
000123949 700__ $$aNordstrom, Jonas
000123949 700__ $$aShogren, Jason F.
000123949 700__ $$aEhmke, Mariah D.
000123949 8564_ $$s711593$$uhttps://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/123949/files/Strategic%20self%20ignorance_%20AAEA%20Seattle%20Aug%202012.pdf
000123949 887__ $$ahttp://purl.umn.edu/123949
000123949 909CO $$ooai:ageconsearch.umn.edu:123949$$pGLOBAL_SET
000123949 912__ $$nSubmitted by Linda Thunstrom (lthunstr@uwyo.edu) on 2012-05-26T12:31:20Z
No. of bitstreams: 1
Strategic self ignorance, AAEA Seattle Aug 2012.pdf: 711593 bytes, checksum: 0ac45497d973b78820b0fdcc1ae88cc6 (MD5)
000123949 912__ $$nMade available in DSpace on 2012-05-26T12:31:22Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1
Strategic self ignorance, AAEA Seattle Aug 2012.pdf: 711593 bytes, checksum: 0ac45497d973b78820b0fdcc1ae88cc6 (MD5)
  Previous issue date: 2012
000123949 982__ $$gAgricultural and Applied Economics Association>2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington
000123949 980__ $$a323