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Accounting for Tastes
Economists generally accept as a given the old adage that there's no accounting for tastes. Nobel Laureate Gary Becker disagrees, and in this lively new collection he confronts the problem of preferences and values: how they are formed and how they affect our behavior. He argues that past experiences and social influences form two basic capital stocks: personal and social. ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published March 30th 1998 by Harvard University Press
(first published 1996)
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American economist. He is a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago and a professor at the Booth School of Business. He has important contributions to the family economics branch within the economics. Neoclassical analysis of family within the family economics is also called new home economics . He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1992 and rece ...moreMore about Gary S. Becker...