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Tastes, castes, and culture : the influence of society on preferences (English)

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Economists have traditionally treated preferences as exogenously given. Preferences are assumed to be influenced by neither beliefs nor the constraints people face. As a consequence, changes in behaviour are explained exclusively in terms of changes in... See More +

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  • Fehr, Ernst; Hoff, Karla;
  • 2011/08/01
  • Policy Research Working Paper
  • WPS5760
  • 1
  • 1
  • World
  • The World Region
  • 2011/08/15
  • Tastes, castes, and culture : the influence of society on preferences
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