EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Identity-Driven Cooperation versus Competition

Dennis J. Snower and Steven Bosworth ()

American Economic Review, 2016, vol. 106, issue 5, 420-24

Abstract: This paper seeks to extend the domain of identity economics by exploring motivational foundations of in-group cooperation and out-group competition. On this basis, we explore the reflexive interaction between individual economic decisions and social identities in response to technological change in market economies. Our analysis explores how technological change falling on marketable goods and services, rather than non-market caring relationships, leads to a restructuring of identities, which increases the scope of individualism and promotes positional competition at the expense of caring activities. Since positional competition generates negative externalities while caring activities create positive ones, these developments have important welfare implications.

JEL-codes: D11 D64 D71 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.p20161041
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.p20161041 (application/pdf)
https://www.aeaweb.org/aer/ds/10605/P2016_1041_ds.zip (application/zip)
Access to full text is restricted to AEA members and institutional subscribers.

Related works:
Working Paper: Identity-Driven Cooperation versus Competition (2016) Downloads
Working Paper: Identity-driven Cooperation versus Competition (2016) Downloads
Working Paper: Identity-driven Cooperation versus Competition (2016) Downloads
Working Paper: Identity-driven Cooperation versus Competition (2016) Downloads
Working Paper: Identity-driven cooperation versus competition (2015) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:106:y:2016:i:5:p:420-24

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/subscriptions

Access Statistics for this article

American Economic Review is currently edited by Esther Duflo

More articles in American Economic Review from American Economic Association Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Michael P. Albert ().

 
Page updated 2019-11-30
Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:106:y:2016:i:5:p:420-24