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dc.contributor.authorFehr, Ernsten_US
dc.contributor.authorHoff, Karlaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:32:37Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:32:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20110927233en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51672-
dc.description.abstractEconomists have traditionally treated preferences as exogenously given. Preferences are assumed to be influenced by neither beliefs nor the constraints people face. As a consequence, changes in behaviour are explained exclusively in terms of changes in the set of feasible alternatives. Here we argue that the opposition to explaining behavioural changes in terms of preference changes is ill-founded, that the psychological properties of preferences render them susceptible to direct social influences, and that the impact of society on preferences is likely to have important economic and social consequences.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5919en_US
dc.subject.jelA12en_US
dc.subject.jelA13en_US
dc.subject.jelD01en_US
dc.subject.jelK0en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordendogenous preferencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordcultureen_US
dc.subject.keywordcasteen_US
dc.subject.keywordframesen_US
dc.subject.keywordanchorsen_US
dc.subject.keywordelicitation devicesen_US
dc.titleTastes, castes, and culture: The influence of society on preferencesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn67052879Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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