Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27877
Authors: 
Herrmann-Pillath, Carsten
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper series // Frankfurt School of Finance & Management 110
Abstract: 
In his comprehensive critique of current economic approaches to social capital, Durlauf (2002) recommends a stronger reliance on methods of experimental economics and social psychology. This paper surveys different notions of social capital and submits an alternative conceptual approach based on the economics of identity (Akerlof and Kranton 2000), which is supplemented by recent interdisciplinary insights into the role of emotions in coordinating human interactions. I claim that this perspective goes back to Adam Smith and his Theory of Moral Sentiments. A new definition of social capital is proposed that puts shared framed emotions into the central place. I apply this new approach on China, especially with reference to the notion of guanxi (networks).
Subjects: 
Social capital
Adam Smith
economics of identity
shared framed emotions
China
JEL: 
A12
D03
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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