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Handbook of Social Economics
1st Edition - November 12, 2010
Editors: Jess Benhabib, Alberto Bisin, Matthew O. Jackson
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How do economists understand and measure normal social phenomena? Identifying economic strains in activities such as learning, group formation, discrimination, and peer dynamics… Read more
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How do economists understand and measure normal social phenomena?
Identifying economic strains in activities such as learning, group formation, discrimination, and peer dynamics requires sophisticated data and tools as well as a grasp of prior scholarship. In this volume leading economists provide an authoritative summary of social choice economics, from norms and conventions to the exchange of discrete resources. Including both theoretical and empirical perspectives, their work provides the basis for models that can offer new insights in applied economic analyses.
Reviews the recent approaches that enable economists to separate influences of culture from those caused by economic and institutional environments
Explores the recent willingness among economists to consider new arguments in the utility function
Presumes that these investigations can eventually be translated into policies
Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, professors, and professionals working in all segments of economics and finance.
Peer and Neighborhood Effects
Identification of Social Interactions (Lawrence E. Blume, William A. Brock, Steven N. Durlauf, and Yannis M. Ioannides)
Econometric Methods for the Analysis of Assignmet 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 Segregaion, 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)
No. of pages: 568
Published: November 12, 2010
Imprint: North Holland
Hardback ISBN: 9780444537072
eBook ISBN: 9780444537157
Affiliations and expertise
New York University, NY, USA
Alberto Bisin is Professor of Economics at New York University and an elected fellow of the Econometric Society. He is also fellow of the NBER, the CEPR, and CESS at NYU, CIREQ. He has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory, of Economic Theory, and of Research in Economics. He is founding editor of noiseFromAmerika.org and contributes op-eds for the italian newspaper La Repubblica. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, obtained in 1994. His main contributions are in the fields of Social Economics, Financial Economics, and Behavioral Economics.