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Volume 7, Issue 2 (Jun 2010)


Identity Economics

George A Akerlof / Rachel Kranton
Published Online: 2010-06-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1553-3832.1762

Why have the relative rates of women smoking grown so much in the last 100 years? How can the U.S. military do so well with a relatively flat pay scale? Standard economics hasn't a clue, but according to Berkeley economist George Akerlof and Duke economist Rachel Kranton, the answers lie in a new field called identity economics.

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Published Online: 2010-06-11

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