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Research Interests for Rachel Kranton

Research Interests:

Rachel Kranton studies how institutions and the social setting affect economic outcomes. She develops theories of networks and has introduced identity into economic thinking. Her research contributes to many fields including microeconomics, economic development, and industrial organization. In Identity Economics, Rachel Kranton and collaborator George Akerlof, introduce a general framework to study social norms and identity in economics. In the economics of networks, Rachel Kranton develops formal models of strategic interaction in different economic settings. Her work draws on empirical findings and integrates new mathematical tools to uncover how network structures influence economic outcomes. Rachel Kranton has a long-standing interest in development economics and institutions. She focuses on the costs and benefits of networks and informal exchange, which is economic activity mediated by social relationships rather than markets.

Keywords:
behavioral economics, Brain, Cognition, Conflict (Psychology), Decision Making, development economics, economics of networks, Economics, Behavioral, Humans, identity economics, Interpersonal Relations, microeconomic theory, Microeconomics, Models, Economic, Motivation, Neurosciences, Psychology, Social, Reward, Socioeconomic Factors
Recent Publications
  1. Amasino, DR; Sullivan, NJ; Kranton, RE; Huettel, SA, Amount and time exert independent influences on intertemporal choice., Nature Human Behaviour, vol. 3 no. 4 (April, 2019), pp. 383-392 [doi[abs]
  2. Kranton, R, The devil is in the details: Implications of Samuel bowles’s the moral economy for economics and policy research, Journal of Economic Literature, vol. 57 no. 1 (March, 2019), pp. 147-160 [doi[abs]
  3. Bloch, F; Demange, G; Kranton, R, RUMORS AND SOCIAL NETWORKS (May, Submitted, 2018), pp. 421-448, WILEY [doi[abs]
  4. Kranton, RE; Sanders, SG, Groupy versus non-groupy social preferences: Personality, region, and political party, American Economic Review, vol. 107 no. 5 (May, 2017), pp. 65-69, American Economic Association [doi]
  5. Immorlica, N; Kranton, R; Manea, M; Stoddard, G, Social status in networks, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, vol. 9 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 1-30, American Economic Association [doi[abs]

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