Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Identity Economics by Akerlof and Kranton

This book's full title is Identity Economics: How our identities shape our work, wages and well-being. The authors are .George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton. You can read an article att Duke University's Quarterly Journal of Economics about Identity Economics by George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton called Economics and Identity.

This seems to be a rather new inquiry line by economists. Economist seemed to in the past thinks that people added in what economists thought were their own best interests. They are just getting into how people actually act in economic situations.

There is a Q & A by Stephen J. Dubner with the authors on the Freakonomics site. . There is a review of the authors ideas at a blog called Understand Society. There are also some good reviews of this book at Good Reads.

There is an interview by Karen Ongley of George Akerlof. He has won a Nobel Prize in Economics. This is a short video of just over 8 minutes. This is an interview of Rachel Kranton by Steve Paikin. You have to see a short ad first.

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