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Equilibrium fictions : a cognitive approach to societal rigidity (English)

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This paper assesses the role of ideas in economic change, combining economic and historical analysis with insights from psychology, sociology and anthropology. Belief systems shape the system of categories ("pre-confirmatory bias") and perceptions (confirmatory... See More +

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  • Hoff, Karla; Stiglitz, Joseph E.;
  • 2010/02/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS5219
  • 1
  • 1
  • World
  • The World Region
  • 2010/07/01
  • Equilibrium fictions : a cognitive approach to societal rigidity
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