Social Economics: Market Behavior in a Social Environment

Social Economics: Market Behavior in a Social Environment

by Gary Stanley Becker



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674003378
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2001
Series: Belknap Ser.
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Gary S. Becker is University Professor of Economics and Sociology at the Graduate School of Business, the University of Chicago. He won the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economics Association in 1997.

Table of Contents


Part I The Effect of Social Capital on Market Behavior

1. The Importance of Social Interactions

2. Social Forces, Preferences, and Complementarity

3. Are Choices "Rational" When Social Capital Is Important?

Part II The Formation of Social Capital

4. Sorting by Marriage

5. Segregation and Integration in Neighborhoods

6. The Social Market for the Great Masters and Other Collectibles
with William Landes

7. Social Markets and the Escalation of Quality: The World of Veblen Revisited
with Edward Glaeser

8. Status and Inequality
with Iván Werning

Part III Fads, Fashions, and Norms

9. Fads and Fashion

10. The Formation of Norms and Values


Author Index

Subject Index

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