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Long-Run Development and the New Cultural Economics

Boris Gershman ()

No 2016-06, Working Papers from American University, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper reviews recent economics literature on culture, with an emphasis on its relation to the field of long-run growth and development. It examines the key issues debated in the new cultural economics: causal effects of culture on economic outcomes, the origins and social costs of culture, as well as cultural transmission, persistence, and change. Some of these topics are illustrated in application to the economic analysis of envy-related culture.

Keywords: Culture; cultural persistence; cultural transmission; long-run development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J15 O10 Z10 Z12 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cul, nep-evo, nep-gro, nep-his, nep-hpe, nep-pke and nep-sog
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