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ex ante

[eks an-tee] /ˈɛks ˈæn ti/
based on anticipated changes or activity in an economy (opposed to ex post).
Origin of ex ante
< Latin: literally, from (what might lie) ahead; according to (what lies) ahead Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ex ante
  • There was certainly no bride shortage ex ante, but the dowry system exists.
  • Economists as a profession have ex ante overestimated the cost of virtually every piece of environmental regulation ever enacted.
  • The rule itself is secondary, but it must be determined ex ante and be reported.
  • Adverse selection adds incomplete ex ante information.
  • In this study the human capital model is extended by testing the investment theory of education as an ex ante behavioral theory.
Contemporary definitions for ex ante

expected before the event, based on predicted results; forecast

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Latin 'before the event''s 21st Century Lexicon
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