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Handbook of social economics

Author: Jess Benhabib; Alberto Bisin; Matthew O Jackson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London ; Boston : Elsevier/North-Holland, 2011-
Series: Handbooks in economics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Through the use of new economic data and tools, the contributors survey an array of social interactions and decisions that typify homo economicus. Their work brings order to the sometimes conflicting claims that countries, environments, beliefs, and other influences make on our economic decisions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Benhabib; Alberto Bisin; Matthew O Jackson
ISBN: 0444537139 9780444537133 0444531874 9780444531872 0444537074 9780444537072
OCLC Number: 650217887
Description: volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: V. 1A. pt. I. Social preferences --
pt. II. Social actions --
v. 1B. pt. III. Peer and neighborhood effects. V. 1A. pt. I. Social preferences. Nature and nurture effects on children's outcomes : what have we learned from studies of twins and adoptees? / Bruce Sacerdote --
Social norms and preferences / Andrew Postlewaite --
Preferences for status : evidence and economic implications / Ori Heffetz and Robert H. Frank --
Preferences for redistribution / Alberto Alesina and Paola Giuliano --
Theories of statistical discrimination and affirmative action : a survey / Hanming Fang and Andrea Moro --
Social construction of preferences : advertising / Jess Benhabib and Alberto Bisin --
The evolutionary foundations of preferences / Arthur J. Robson and Larry Samuelson --
Social norms / Mary A. Burke and H. Peyton Young --
The economics of cultural transmission and socialization / Alberto Bisin and Thierry Verdier --
Civic capital as the missing link / Luigi Guiso, Paola Sapienza, and Luigi Zingales --
Does culture matter? / Raquel Fernández --
pt. II. Social actions. An overview of social networks and economic applications / Matthew O. Jackson --
Local interactions / Onur Özgür --
Diffusion, strategic interaction, and social structure / Matthew O. Jackson and Leeat Yariv --
Learning in networks / Sanjeev Goyal --
Formation of networks and coalitions / Francis Bloch and Bhaskar Dutta --
Matching, allocation, and exchange of discrete resources / Tayfun Sönmez and M. Utku Ünver --
v. 1B. pt. III. Peer and neighborhood effects. Identification of social interactions / Lawrence E. Blume [and others] --
Econometric methods for the analysis of assignment problems in the presence of complementarity and social spillovers / Bryan S. Graham --
Peer effects in education : a survey of the theory and evidence / Dennis Epple and Richard E. Romano --
The importance of segregation, discrimination, peer dynamics, and identity in explaining trends in the racial achievement gap / Roland G. Fryer, Jr. --
Labor markets and referrals / Giorgio Topa --
Labor and credit networks in developing economies / Kaivan Munshi --
Risk sharing between households / Marcel Fafchamps --
Neighborhood effects and housing / Yannis M. Ioannides.
Series Title: Handbooks in economics.
Other Titles: Social economics
Responsibility: edited by Jess Benhabib, Alberto Bisin, Matthew O. Jackson.

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How do economists understand and measure normal social phenomena? This book provides a summary of social choice economics, from norms and conventions to the exchange of discrete resources.  Read more...

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