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Akerlof and Kranton on identity in economics: inverting the analysis

John B. Davis.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2007; p ublished online June 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics. 7560 words.

The concept of identity was introduced into the neoclassical utility maximising framework by Akerlof and Kranton in an analysis which draws directly from social psychology's social identity...

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Church and State: An Economic Analysis

Keith N. Hylton, Yulia Rodionova and Fei Deng.

in American Law and Economics Review

October 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Economic History; Law and Economics. 14015 words.

What purpose is served by a government’s protection of religious liberty? Many have been suggested, the most prominent of which center on the protection of freedom of belief and expression....

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Civil war, social capital and resilience in Uganda

Giacomo De Luca and Marijke Verpoorten.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic History; Economic Sociology; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 11163 words.

We show that armed conflict in Uganda affects social capital as measured by trust and associational membership. Relying on three rounds of nationally representative individual-level data...

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Combining Top-Down and Bottom-Up Accountability: Evidence from a Bribery Experiment

Danila Serra.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2012; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 7512 words.

Monitoring corruption typically relies on top-down interventions acting on the probability of external controls or the severity of punishment. An alternative approach to fighting corruption...

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Does Ethnicity Matter for Trust? Evidence from Africa

Daniel Zerfu, Precious Zikhali and Innocent Kabenga.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2009; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology; Microeconomics. 6282 words.

This paper proposes that ethnicity coupled with ethnic nepotism may reduce interpersonal generalised trust. We use the 2001 wave of the World Values Survey data for eight African countries...

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Does it Pay to Invest in Art? A Selection-Corrected Returns Perspective

Arthur Korteweg, Roman Kräussl and Patrick Verwijmeren.

in The Review of Financial Studies

April 2016; p ublished online October 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Econometric Modelling; Market Structure and Pricing; Economics; Economic Sociology. 13949 words.

This paper shows the importance of correcting for sample selection when investing in illiquid assets that trade endogenously. Using a sample of 32,928 paintings that sold repeatedly between...

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The economics of identity and the identity of economics?

Ben Fine.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Economic Sociology; Microeconomics. 9335 words.

Drawing upon individual and social choice theory, the economic approach to identity associated with Akerlof and Kranton is critically assessed in terms of its own definitional and technical...

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The Economics of Scientific Misconduct

Nicola Lacetera and Lorenzo Zirulia.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2011; p ublished online October 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Law and Economics; Economic Sociology; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 14707 words.

This article presents a model of the research and publication process that analyzes why scientists commit fraud and how fraud can be detected and prevented. In the model, authors are...

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Endogenous Group Formation via Unproductive Costs

Jason A. Aimone, Laurence R. Iannaccone, Michael D. Makowsky and Jared Rubin.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Design of Experiments; Economic Sociology; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 9771 words.

Sacrifice is widely believed to enhance cooperation in churches, communes, gangs, clans, military units, and many other groups. We find that sacrifice can also work in the lab, apart from...

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Epistemic communities, localization and the dynamics of knowledge creation

Patrick Cohendet, David Grandadam, Laurent Simon and Ignasi Capdevila.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Sociology. 13116 words.

This article aims to clarify how epistemic communities dynamically shape the process of knowledge creation in a localized context and how the evolving interaction between different members...

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