Identity and Why We Cooperate with Those We Do
20 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2005
Date Written: June 2005
That individual identity influences economic decision making was convincingly argued by Akerlof and Kranton (2000, 2004). However, as individual identity will commonly be based on the social affiliation with different groups, conflicting interests also concerning identity may arise. This paper addresses the question what happens in these cases and why, and what the economic consequences will be. Both the importance for the framing of economic decisions and for political integration processes are discussed.
Keywords: Identity, Behavioural Economics, Political Integration
JEL Classification: A14, P16, Z13
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