Culture, Social Norms And Economics
Edited by Mark Casson, Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for Institutional Performance, University of Reading, UK
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Series: The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series
Economists have often been accused of failing to take full account of culture and social norms in their explanations of human behaviour. Cultural factors are playing an increasingly important role in economic theorizing and are achieving greater recognition as determinants of economic performance. As such these volumes will be a landmark and will provide easy access to the most important articles in this expanding field.
Contents: Volume I: Economic Behaviour Part I: Introduction Part II: Altruism, Envy and Interdependent References Part III: Social Aspects of Preferences: Rank and Status Part IV: Passions and Self-Control • Volume II: Economic Perfornance Part I: Co-operation Part II: Social Order Without Law Part III: Leadership and Peer Pressure Part IV: Religion and the Nature of Belief Part V: Entrepreneurial Culture Part VI: National Culture and Economic Perfornance Name Index