nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2015‒11‒21
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”

  1. The Cultural Transmission of Environmental Preferences: Evidence from International Migration By Anastasia Litina; Simone Moriconi; Skerdilajda Zanaj
  2. The Economics of Creativity. Art and Achievement under Uncertainty: Pierre-Michel Menger Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2014, 405 p. By Jean-Sébastien Vayre

  1. By: Anastasia Litina; Simone Moriconi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; Dipartimento di Economia e Finanza, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore); Skerdilajda Zanaj
    Abstract: This paper investigates both theoretically and empirically the hypothesis that individual environmental attitudes can be partly accounted for by a cultural component. To empirically identify this component, we exploit variation associated with international migration ows. We find that the environmental attitudes of migrants, while being resilient to environmental conditions, also embed a cultural component, which persists till the second generation migrants. Our results suggest that, in the presence of multiple environmental problems that require collective action, comprehending the driving forces behind the formation of an environmental culture is critical to design effective policies.
    Keywords: Cultural Transmission, Migration, Environmental Preferences.
    JEL: Q50 Q58 R23
    Date: 2015–11
  2. By: Jean-Sébastien Vayre (Techniques, Relations, Actions, Marché, Espace public - CERTOP - Centre d'Etude et de Recherche Travail Organisation Pouvoir - CNRS - UTM - Université Toulouse 2 Le Mirail - UPS - Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse 3)
    Abstract: Compte rendu d'ouvrage
    Keywords: sociologie, économie, travail créateur
    Date: 2015–03–01

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