Reference Group Behaviour and Economic Incentives: A Remark
AbstractPeople tend, in many ways, to behave like the others they see around them. This note´shows that such reference group behavior tends to reinforce incentives (economic or other) that influence individuals directly only marginally. The workings or such incentives is augmented what might be called a "social multiplier."
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Munich, Department of Economics in its series Munich Reprints in Economics with number 4183.
Date of creation: 1981
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (Zeitschrift für die gesamte Staatswissenschaft) 137 1(1981): pp. 125-127
reference group; incentives; conformity; social multiplier; aggregation;
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