Identity Economics How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being

ISBN-10: 0691152551

ISBN-13: 9780691152554

Edition: 2012

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Description: Identity Economicsprovides an important and compelling new way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities--and not just economic incentives--influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she argued, was the missing element that would help to explain why people--facing the same economic circumstances--would make different choices. This was the beginning of a fourteen-year collaboration--and of Identity Economics. The authors explain how our conception of who we are and who we want to be may shape our economic lives more than any other factor, affecting how hard we work, and how we learn, spend, and save. Identity economics is a new way to understand people's decisions--at work, at school, and at home. With it, we can better appreciate why incentives like stock options work or don't; why some schools succeed and others don't; why some cities and towns don't invest in their futures--and much, much more. Identity Economicsbridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus people's identity--their conception of who they are, and of who they choose to be--may be the most important factor affecting their economic lives. And the limits placed by society on people's identity can also be crucial determinants of their economic well-being.

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

George Arthur Akerlof is an American economist and Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Akerlof received his Bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1962, and his Ph.D. from MIT in 1966, and has taught at the London School of Economics. Akerlof won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics (shared with Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz). and is perhaps best known for his article, "The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism", published in Quarterly Journal of Economics in 1970. Akerlof's authored book titles include: An Economic Theorist's Book of Tales (Cambridge University Press, 1984), Explorations in Pragmatic Economics (Oxford University Press, 2005), and Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Economics and Identity
Introduction
Identity Economics
Identity and Norms in Utility
postscript to Chapter three A Rosetta Stone
Where We Fit into Today's Economics
Work and School
Identity and the Economics of Organizations
Identity and the Economics of Education
Gender and Race
Gender and Work
Race and Minority Poverty
Looking Ahead
Identity Economics and Economic Methodology
Conclusion, and Five Ways Identity Changes Economics
Acknowledgments
Notes
References
Index
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