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Identity economics how our identities shape our work, wages, and well-being by George A. Akerlof

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .
Written in English


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This work bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People"s notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGeorge A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton
ContributionsKranton, Rachel E.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHB74.P8 A4944 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 185 p. :
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24585662M
ISBN 100691146489
ISBN 109780691146485
LC Control Number2009038216
OCLC/WorldCa440282060

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