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Expectations and Perceptions in Developing Countries: Their Measurement and Their Use

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  • Orazio P. Attanasio

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  • Orazio P. Attanasio, 2009. "Expectations and Perceptions in Developing Countries: Their Measurement and Their Use," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 87-92, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:99:y:2009:i:2:p:87-92
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.99.2.87
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    • D84 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Expectations; Speculations

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