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Identity, Trust and Altruism: Sociological Clues to Economic Development

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  • Basu, Kaushik

    (Cornell U)

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Much of economics is built on the assumption of individuals being driven by nothing but

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Paper provided by Cornell University, Center for Analytic Economics in its series Working Papers with number 06-05.

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Cited by:
  1. Espinosa Alejos, María Paz & Miller Moya, Luis Miguel & Brañas Garza, Pablo & Aguiar, Fernando, 2008. "Personal identity. A theoretical and experimental analysis," DFAEII Working Papers 2009-.04, University of the Basque Country - Department of Foundations of Economic Analysis II.
  2. Yan Chen & Sherry Xin Li, 2009. "Group Identity and Social Preferences," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(1), pages 431-57, March.

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