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Potterian Economics

Daniel Levy () and Avichai Snir ()
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Avichai Snir: Department of Banking and Finance, Netanya Academic College, Netanya 42365, ISRAEL

Working Papers from International School of Economics at TSU, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

Abstract: Recent studies in psychology and neuroscience find that fictional works exert strong influence on readers and shape their opinions and worldviews. We study the Potterian economy, which we compare to economic models, to assess how Harry Potter books affect economic literacy. We find that some principles of Potterian economics are consistent with economists’ models. Many others, however, are distorted and contain numerous inaccuracies, which contradict professional economists’ views and insights, and contribute to the general public’s biases, ignorance, and lack of understanding of economics.

Keywords: Economic and Financial Literacy; Political Economy; Public Choice; Rent Seeking; Folk Economics; Harry Potter; Social Organization of Economic Activity; Literature; Fiction; Potterian Economy; Potterian Economics; Popular Opinion (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 77 pages
Date: 2017
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-cul, nep-fle, nep-his and nep-hpe
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