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Beliefs incentives and economic growth

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  • Jellal, Mohamed

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We integrate a general social norm function which associates status to accumulation of capital and consumption into a simple model of endogenous growth. We show that societies which place a greater weight on capital as opposed to consumption will experience fast growth.Our results are consistent with those obtained by Baumol(1990) in the context of entrepreneurship and by Fershtman and Weiss (1991

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  • Jellal, Mohamed, 2012. "Beliefs incentives and economic growth," MPRA Paper 39157, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39157
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    Keywords

    Beliefs ; social incentives; social status; growth;

    JEL classification:

    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • D9 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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