Handbook of Social Economics SET: 1A, 1B
- Jess Benhabib, New York University, NY, USA
- Alberto Bisin, New York University, NY, USA
- Matthew Jackson, Stanford University, CA, USA
How can economists define and measure social preferences and interactions?
Through the use of new economic data and tools, our contributors survey an array of social interactions and decisions that typify homo economicus. Identifying economic strains in activities such as learning, group formation, discrimination, and the creation of peer dynamics, they demonstrate how they tease out social preferences from the influences of culture, familial beliefs, religion, and other forces.
Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, professors, and professionals working in all segments of economics and finance.