The economic analysis of social norms: A reappraisal of Hayek’s legacy

The economic analysis of social norms: A reappraisal of Hayek’s legacy This paper is organized as follows: first, we show that the reference to the notion of group selection is coherent with the other parts of Hayek’s thought. Second, we develop the idea that recent works in terms of the emergence and evolution of social norms corroborate in part Hayek’s theses in this domain. Finally, we put to the fore some drawbacks in Hayek’s approach and propose means to solve them. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

The economic analysis of social norms: A reappraisal of Hayek’s legacy

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Economics; Public Finance; Political Science; History of Economic Thought/Methodology
ISSN
0889-3047
eISSN
1573-7128
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11138-009-0083-7
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Abstract

This paper is organized as follows: first, we show that the reference to the notion of group selection is coherent with the other parts of Hayek’s thought. Second, we develop the idea that recent works in terms of the emergence and evolution of social norms corroborate in part Hayek’s theses in this domain. Finally, we put to the fore some drawbacks in Hayek’s approach and propose means to solve them.

Journal

The Review of Austrian EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 27, 2009

References

  • Self-ignorance: towards an extension of the Austrian paradigm
    Aimar, T.
  • Hayek reads the literature on the emergence of norms
    Andreozzi, L.
  • Group beneficial norms can spread rapidly in a structured population
    Boyd, R.; Richerson, P. J.

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