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Paul DiMaggio
2016
This paper proposes a systematic approach to the study of immigration and art by considering relevant theoretical concepts. We focus on the role of institutions and economic change as forces shaping the expressive alternatives of immigrants and their ...
2014
This paper proposes a welfare criterion for economies in which agents have heterogeneously distorted beliefs. Instead of taking a stand on whose belief is correct, our criterion asserts that an allocation is belief-neutral efficient (inefficient) if it is ...
2014
This paper develops a novel positive model of informal contracting in which rewards and punishments are not determined by an ex ante optimal plan but instead express the ex post moral sentiments of the arbitrating party. We consider a subjective ...
Janet Currie
2013
This paper asks whether gift exchange generates externalities for people outside of the bilateral relationship between the gift giver and recipient, and whether the nature of this relationship is affected by social networks. We examine this question in ...
Susan Fiske
2013
People everywhere describe their relationships with brands of all kinds in deeply personal ways—we hate our banks, love our smartphones, and think the cable company is out to get us. What's up with that anyway? The HUMAN Brand provides surprising ...
Marta Tienda
2012
Sociologists see economic decisions as being “embedded” in social relationships, just as psychologists see economic decisions as being embedded in a life of the mind. While the idea of social embeddedness is not new to economists, its role in creating and ...
2012
Taller workers are paid higher wages. A prominent explanation for this pattern is that physical growth and cognitive development share childhood inputs, inducing a correlation between adult height and two productive skills: strength and intelligence. This ...
Eldar Shafir
2012
We studied the perception of wealth as a function of varying levels of assets and debt. We found that with total wealth held constant, people with positive net worth feel and are seen as wealthier when they have lower debt (despite having fewer assets). ...
2011
Sander van der Linden December, 2011 Current Psychology, 30(4), 355-374 Development Finance Microeconomics Psychology Social and Behavioral Psychology External Link ...
Benjamin Moll
2011
We analyze a model economy with many agents, each with a different productivity level. Agents divide their time between two activities: producing goods with the production-related knowledge they already have, and interacting with others in search of new, ...
Joao Biehl
2011
Joao Biehl June, 2011 Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Vol. 25, Issue 2 Microeconomics Psychology Social and Behavioral Psychology http://joaobiehl.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Homo-Economicus-and-Life-Markets... ...
Roland Benabou
2011
Roland Benabou May, 2011 With Jean Tirole; Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 126, Issue 2 Psychology Microeconomics Finance Economics and Finance http://qje.oxfordjournals.org/content/126/2/805.abstract?sid=047e20f3-885b-4d9b-... ...
Roland Benabou
2010
Roland Benabou January, 2010 With Jean Tirole; Economica, Vol. 77, Issue 1 Psychology Microeconomics Ethics Social and Behavioral Psychology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-0335.2009.00843.x/abstract ...