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The Intergenerational Transmission of Risk and Trust Attitudes

Thomas Dohmen, Armin Falk, David Huffman and Uwe Sunde.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 16745 words.

Recent theories endogenize the attitude endowments of individuals, assuming that they are shaped by the attitudes of parents and other role models. This paper tests empirically for the...

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Judicial Ingroup Bias in the Shadow of Terrorism

Moses Shayo and Asaf Zussman.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

August 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Demographic Economics; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 11494 words.

We study ingroup bias—the preferential treatment of members of one's group—in naturally occurring data, where economically significant allocation decisions are made under a strong...

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Peer Effects and Social Networks in Education

Antoni Calvó-Armengol, Eleonora Patacchini and Yves Zenou.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2009; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economic Sociology. 13303 words.

We develop a model that shows that, at the Nash equilibrium, the outcome of each individual embedded in a network is proportional to his/her Katz-Bonacich centrality measure. This measure...

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Trusting Neighbours or Strangers in a Racially Divided Society: Insights from Survey Data in South Africa

Dorrit Posel and Tim Hinks.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2013; p ublished online July 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Economic Sociology; Labour Discrimination; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 8381 words.

In this paper, we investigate reported measures of trust in South Africa, collected in the 2008 National Income Dynamics Study. In particular, we compare responses to two questions asked of...

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Understanding inequality through the lens of cultural processes: on Lamont, Beljean and Clair ‘What is Missing? Cultural Processes and Causal Pathways to Inequality’

Douglas S. Massey, Leslie McCall, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, Dustin Avent-Holt, Philippe Monin, Bernard Forgues and Tao Wang.

in Socio-Economic Review

July 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Health, Education, and Welfare; Labour Discrimination; Economic Sociology. 0 words.

The preceding article by Lamont, Beljean and Clair (LBC) entitled ‘What is Missing? Cultural Processes and Causal Pathways to Inequality’ invites us to extend our socio-economic imagination...

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Unpaid work and conformity: why care?

Marina Della Giusta and Sarah Jewell.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics. 9176 words.

We study the supply of unpaid eldercare (in particular caring for parents) in the UK, focusing on both the division of care and caring tasks by gender and the effect of conformity to social...

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Walls and bridges: knowledge spillover between ‘superdutch’ architectural firms

Robert C. Kloosterman.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Business and Management; Economic Sociology; Production and Organizations; Services; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 9426 words.

Innovation thrives on the face-to-face exchange of tacit knowledge. In this article, the focus is on how firms in a cutting-edge cultural industry, namely architectural design in Rotterdam...

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