Symposium on Social Capital: Introduction

2 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2003

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Steven N. Durlauf

University of Chicago; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


This symposium contains three papers that discuss aspects of social capital. Social capital has become a major focus of research in many social sciences. Its increased prominence in economics reflects a general increase in interest in questions that have traditionally been deemed sociological. Regardless of one's opinion of social capital per se, this broadening of questions addressed within economics has been very salutary.

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Durlauf, Steven N., Symposium on Social Capital: Introduction. The Economic Journal, Vol. 112, pp. 417-418, 2002. Available at SSRN:

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