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Record number 419425
Title Intergenerational Transmission of Preferences
Author(s) Bulte, E.H.; Horan, R.D.
Source Economics Letters 112 (2011)1. - ISSN 0165-1765 - p. 85 - 87.
Department(s) Development Economics Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) cultural transmission - evolution
Abstract We propose a perfect empathy model of cultural transmission to capture the evolution of preferences in a population. Unlike existing imperfect empathy models, focusing on stable interior equilibria, we demonstrate that a corner outcome will eventuate. However, which corner outcome emerges is unknown, and depends on the interplay of ‘‘history’’ and ‘‘expectations’’
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