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Social Economics

Market Behavior in a Social Environment

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$37.00 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674011212

Publication Date: 02/28/2003

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190 pages

15 line illustrations

Belknap Press

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I The Effect of Social Capital on Market Behavior
    • 1. The Importance of Social Interactions
    • 2. Social Forces, Preferences, and Complementarity
    • 3. Are Choices “Rational” When Social Capital Is Important?
  • Part II The Formation of Social Capital
    • 4. Sorting by Marriage
    • 5. Segregation and Integration in Neighborhoods
    • 6. The Social Market for the Great Masters and Other Collectibles [with William Landes]
    • 7. Social Markets and the Escalation of Quality: The World of Veblen Revisited [with Edward Glaeser]
    • 8. Status and Inequality [with Iván Werning]
  • Part III Fads, Fashions, and Norms
    • 9. Fads and Fashion
    • 10. The Formation of Norms and Values
  • References
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Gary S. Becker Is Winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics
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