Emulation, Inequality, and Work Hours: Was Thorsten Veblen Right?
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- Samuel Bowles & Yongjin Park, 2005. "Emulation, Inequality, and Work Hours: Was Thorsten Veblen Right?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 115(507), pages 397-412, November.
- Samuel Bowles & Yongjin Park, 2003. "Emulation, Inequality, and Work Hours: Was Thorsten Veblen Right," Department of Economics University of Siena 409, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
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KeywordsInterdependent utility; relative income; social comparisons; inequality; emulation; Veblen effects; work hours;
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
NEP fieldsThis paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-CBE-2004-12-12 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2004-12-12 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-PBE-2004-12-12 (Public Economics)
- NEP-PKE-2004-12-12 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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