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Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttilä - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Policy design principles based on insights from psychology and economics could have a major impact on the effectiveness of policy implementation in areas such as under-saving, contract design, the measurement of vulnerability, and political support for redistributive policies both in the global...

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– A New Approach to Development Policy
Saugato Datta, Sendhil Mullainathan - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

Successful development programs rely on people to behave and choose in certain ways, and behavioral economics helps us understand why people behave and choose as they do. Approaching problems in development using behavioral economics thus leads to better diagnosis and to better-designed solutions...

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Jukka Pirttilä - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

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. This theory works well in some situations, but in the last two decades, it has become...

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– A Research Review and Agenda
Dean Karlan, Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan, Jonathan Zinman - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The poor can and do save, but often use formal or informal instruments that have high risk, high cost, and limited functionality. This could lead to undersaving compared to a world without market or behavioural frictions. Undersaving can have important welfare consequences: variable consumption,...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Carol Newman, Finn Tarp, Katleen van den Broeck - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A Research Review and Agenda
Dean S. Karlan, Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan, Jonathan Zinman - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Markus Jäntti, Ravi Kanbur, Jukka Pirttilä - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– A New Approach to Development Policy
Saugato Datta, Sendhil Mullainathan - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Evidence from an International Lab Experiment
Alexander W. Cappelen, Rune Jansen Hagen, Erik Ø. Sørensen, Bertil Tungodden - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Ben D’Exelle, Marrit van den Berg - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Contrasting Rational Choice and Behavioral Perspectives
Malte Lübker - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Isabel Günther, Johannes Maier - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Markus Jäntti, Ravi Kanbur, Milla Nyyssölä, Jukka Pirttilä - Review of Income and Wealth, 2014

Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral Economics

Blog
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

21 February 2014 Tony Addison Development researchers live in a world where research on development, not just in economics but also political science, environmental science, anthropology (to name just a few areas of inquiry) is abundant. It is often very easy to access, with information...

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Isabel Günther, Johannes Maier - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper we argue that the recent evidence on individuals’ decision making is of high relevance for the measurement of poverty when switching from a static and certain to a dynamic and uncertain framework. The numerous proposed measures of multi-period poverty and vulnerability have...

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– an Experimental Study from Ethiopia
Bereket Kebede, Marcela Tarazona, Alistair Munro, Arjan Verschoor - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

An experimental design using treatments of a voluntary contribution mechanism is used to test household efficiency. Efficiency is decisively rejected in all treatments contrary to the assumption of most household models. Information on initial endowments of spouses improves efficiency only in some...

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