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Elke Weber
2017
Knowledge about the existence and source of national differences in willingness to take risks plays a vital role in ensuring successful communication, collaboration, and understanding across countries, from the personal to the organizational and political ...
Roland Benabou
2015
In earlier work we identified a robust negative association between religiosity and patents per capita, holding across countries as well as US states. In this paper we relate 11 indicators of individual openness to innovation (e.g., attitudes toward ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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-... ...