Identity and Why We Cooperate with Those We Do

20 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2005

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Philipp C. Wichardt

University of Rostock - Department of Economics

Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Wichardt, Philipp C., Identity and Why We Cooperate with Those We Do (June 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=748004 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.748004

Philipp C. Wichardt (Contact Author)

University of Rostock - Department of Economics ( email )

Ulmenstr. 69
Rostock, 18057
Germany

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