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Working PaperThe social psychology of economic inequality
In this review, I provide an overview of the literature investigating the social psychology of economic inequality, focusing on individuals’ understandings, perceptions, and reactions to inequality...Inequality Economic inequality Psychological aspects (Economics)
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (January 2015)
We are now into 2015, and the year is already gathering speed. 2015 is of course the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and a major year in global development with the conclusion of the MDG process, and the start of a new chapter with the SDGs...Agricultural industries Balance of payments Children
BlogLessons from Behavioural Economics for Development Policy
23 April 2014 Jukka Pirttilä In conventional economic theory, agents are assumed to be able to make rational choices, unaffected by emotions and not constrained by decision-making errors...Decision making Economic development Psychological aspects (Economics)
Journal Special IssuePoverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics
This Special Issue brings together papers from UNU-WIDER Conference on Poverty and Behavioural Economics that were accepted after the peer review process of the journal...Economic development Psychological aspects (Economics) Poverty
Working PaperA Theory of Association: Social Status, Prices and Markets
The utility from some 'commodities' depends on the allocation rule used to distribute it...Psychological aspects (Economics) Education Pricing