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Self Confidence Spillovers and Motivated Beliefs

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Self Confidence Spillovers and Motivated Beliefs. / Banerjee, Ritwik; Gupta, Nabanita Datta; Villeval, Marie Claire.

Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2018.

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Harvard

Banerjee, R, Gupta, ND & Villeval, MC 2018 'Self Confidence Spillovers and Motivated Beliefs' Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

APA

Banerjee, R., Gupta, N. D., & Villeval, M. C. (2018). Self Confidence Spillovers and Motivated Beliefs. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. Economics Working Papers, No. 2018-02

CBE

Banerjee R, Gupta ND, Villeval MC. 2018. Self Confidence Spillovers and Motivated Beliefs. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet.

MLA

Banerjee, Ritwik, Nabanita Datta Gupta and Marie Claire Villeval Self Confidence Spillovers and Motivated Beliefs. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. (Economics Working Papers; Journal number 2018-02). 2018., 61 p.

Vancouver

Banerjee R, Gupta ND, Villeval MC. Self Confidence Spillovers and Motivated Beliefs. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2018 Apr 9.

Author

Banerjee, Ritwik ; Gupta, Nabanita Datta ; Villeval, Marie Claire. / Self Confidence Spillovers and Motivated Beliefs. Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2018. (Economics Working Papers; No. 2018-02).

Bibtex

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