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Emotions and economic expectations: A field study

  • Uri Benzion

    ()

    (Western Galilee College)

  • Shosh Shahrabani

    ()

    (The Max Stern Emek Yezreel College)

  • Tal Shavit

    ()

    (School of Business Administration, College of Management)

  • Rumy Weiss

    ()

    (Center for Academic Studies Or-Yehuda)

The current field study examines emotions, evoked by a fire disaster, and economic expectations of people who were exposed to a fire disaster in Israel. We find that negative emotions are correlated with expectations regarding the economic self-improvement, as well as expectations for national economic improvement

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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1455-1460

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