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Rational expectations
Working Paper
The information content of the yield spread about future inflation in South Africa

The proposition that inflation expectations can be extracted as inflation predictions from the government bond yield curve has been tested, with partially positive results, using data from the United States and European countries...

Rational expectations Inflation Monetary policy
Lessons 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)
From the Editor's Desk (February 2013)

Tony Addison As the snow continues to lie deep across Helsinki, UNU-WIDER is putting the last touches to the ReCom results meeting on ‘aid and the social sectors’, which takes place at Sida in Stockholm on 13 March...

Industrialization Econometric models (Economic development) Children
Working Paper
Livelihood Decisions Under the Shadow of Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

We analyse rural household livelihood and children’s school enrollment decisions in a post-conflict setting in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh...

Children Econometric models (Economic development) Education
Working Paper
The International Debt Problem: Could Someone Please Explain It to Me?

The aim of this paper is to raise a few open questions and to bring to light some mismatches between existing theories and the evidence...

Public debt Game theory International finance
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