The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Waiting

  • K. H. Hennings
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_1380

Abstract

The term ‘waiting’ was introduced by MacVane (1887) to replace the term ‘abstinence’ used by earlier economists. Both terms are so closely related that they will be discussed together.

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