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Economics of Culture and Institutions.

An NBER Conference on the Economics of Culture and Institutions took place in Cambridge on April 13, 2013. NBER Research Associate Alberto Bisin of New York University and NBER Faculty Research Fellow Paola Giuliano of the University of California, Los Angeles, organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:

* Alberto Alesina, Harvard University and NBER; Johann Harnoss, University of Lille; and Hillel Rapoport, Bar-Ilan University, "Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity" (NBER Working Paper No. 18699)

* Saumitra Jha, Stanford University, and Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, University of California, San Diego, "Does Contract Failure Foster Ethnic Assimilation? Evidence from Cochineal in Mexico"

* David Atkin, Yale University and NBER, "The Caloric Costs of Culture: Evidence from Indian Migrants"

* Shang-Jin Wei, Columbia University and NBER; Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute; and Yin Liu, Tsinghua University, "Status Competition and Housing Prices" (NBER Working Paper No. 18000)

* Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, and Thierry Verdier, Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques, "Democracy, Dictatorship and the Cultural Transmission of Political Values"

* Robert Akerlof, University of Warwick, "Duty, Anger, and Compliance"

* Christine Binzel, University of Heidelberg, and Jean-Paul Carvalho, University of California, Irvine, "Education, Social Mobility, and Religious Movements: A Theory of the Islamic Revival in Egypt"

Summaries of these papers may be found at:
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Title Annotation:Conferences
Publication:NBER Reporter
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U1MA
Date:Jun 22, 2013
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