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The Economics of Optimism and Pessimism: A Definition and Some Applications

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  • Hey, John D, 1984. "The Economics of Optimism and Pessimism: A Definition and Some Applications," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 37(2), pages 181-205.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:kyklos:v:37:y:1984:i:2:p:181-205
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    3. Duncan, Steven Scott, 1988. "The relevant forecast of variance of income for marketing decisions under uncertainty," ISU General Staff Papers 198801010800009839, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    4. Dawson, Chris, 2017. "The upside of pessimism − Biased beliefs and the paradox of the contented female worker," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, pages 215-228.
    5. Michael Lechner & Friedhelm Pfeiffer & Gert Wagner, 1991. "Die Arbeitsmarkterwartung in der DDR kurz vor der Währungsunion," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 22, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    6. Weinstock, Eyal & Sonsino, Doron, 2014. "Are risk-seekers more optimistic? Non-parametric approach," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, pages 236-251.

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