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“Out of sight, out of mind”: Social interactions and Smith's asymmetrical sympathy

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  • Andrés Álvarez

    () (Universidad de los Andes)

  • Jimena Hurtado

    () (Universidad de los Andes)

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La creciente literatura sobre el sistema de la simpatía de Adam Smith ha permitido recuperar una visión enriquecedora para nuestra comprensión de las interacciones sociales. La atención se ha concentrado en la construcción de comunidades morales y sociales y el proceso de identificación y reconocimiento. Un aspecto menos estudiado de las características que Smith adjudica a su mecanismo de identificación intersubjetiva también puede llevar a explorar la posibilidad de la exclusión de algunos miembros de la comunidad. La asimetría de la simpatía explica tanto la emulación de los más afortunados y la exclusión de los más miserables. A través de una representación formal, buscamos ilustrar los fenómenos de inclusión y exclusión presentes en las relaciones intersubjetivas y en la construcción de una comunidad.

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  • Andrés Álvarez & Jimena Hurtado, 2015. "“Out of sight, out of mind”: Social interactions and Smith's asymmetrical sympathy," Iberian Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Dpto. Historia e Instituciones Económicas I., vol. 2(1), pages 1-20, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucm:ijohet:v:2:y:2015:i:1:p:01-20
    DOI: 10.5209/rev_IJHE.2015.v2.n1.49769
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    1. Sally, David, 2001. "On sympathy and games," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 44(1), pages 1-30, January.
    2. Charles F. Manski, 2000. "Economic Analysis of Social Interactions," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 14(3), pages 115-136, Summer.
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    Keywords

    Adam Smith; Simpatía; Emulación; Exclusión.;

    JEL classification:

    • B12 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
    • B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
    • D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics: Underlying Principles

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