Social Mobility in Developing Countries: Concepts, Methods, and Determinants
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
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Book ChapterSocial networks as levers of mobility
From the book: Social mobility in developing countriesBehavioral economics Cultural economics Geographic labour mobility
Working PaperConsolidating behavioural economics and rational choice theory: Insights from inequality research
Using illustrations from research on inequality, this paper offers evidence on the strengths of ‘behavioural synthesis’, i.e. the reconciliation between neoclassical and behavioural economics...Inequality Behavioral economics Behaviour
Working PaperSocial networks, role models, peer effects, and aspirations
We review the literature on pathways through which social networks may influence social mobility in developing countries...Behavioral economics Cultural economics Geographic labour mobility
PresentationASREC Europe 2016
The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC) held a conference at the University of Copenhagen on 16-17 May 2016.
Conference on Inequality—Measurement, trends, impacts, and policies - Parallel 2.4Behavioral economics Poverty Income
PresentationOptimal taxation from a behavioral viewpoint: Implications for redistributive policies
Jukka Pirttilä presented 'Optimal taxation from a behavioral viewpoint: Implications for redistributive policies' at the University of Verona, Winter School of Inequality and social welfare theory, 2015...