ex ante

Definitions

Accounting

  • adverb a Latin phrase meaning ‘before the event’.

Economics

  • adverb as seen in advance, expectations of what will happen in the future have an effect on planning.

Health Economics

  • (written as Ex Ante)
    A Latin tag meaning a variable as it was before a decision or event, sometimes used to mean the planned value of a choice variable as in 'ex ante saving'.
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