Empirical models of cultural transmission

Alberto Bisin, Giorgio Topa

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    This paper reviews several issues concerning an empirical analysis of the endogenous formation of preferences, as well as cognitive and psychological traits. In particular we show by means of examples how, with existing data, it is possible to identify empirically the distinct influence of family and society at large in the determination of cultural traits, and to disentangle genetic inheritability from cultural and environmental factors determining cognitive and psychological traits.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)363-375
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of the European Economic Association
    Volume1
    Issue number2-3
    StatePublished - Apr 2003

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    Empirical models of cultural transmission. / Bisin, Alberto; Topa, Giorgio.

    In: Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 1, No. 2-3, 04.2003, p. 363-375.

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    Bisin, A & Topa, G 2003, 'Empirical models of cultural transmission', Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 1, no. 2-3, pp. 363-375.
    Bisin, Alberto ; Topa, Giorgio. / Empirical models of cultural transmission. In: Journal of the European Economic Association. 2003 ; Vol. 1, No. 2-3. pp. 363-375.
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