Welfare state disincentives with endogenous habits and norms
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Published by Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies in Stockholm .
Written in English


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Statementby Assar Lindbeck.
SeriesInternational economics seminar paper series / Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies -- no.589, International economics seminar paper (StockholmUniversity, Institute for International Economic Studies) -- no.589.
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Open LibraryOL21203461M

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Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms. By Assar Lindbeck. Abstract. It is assumed in this paper that habits and social norms, in particular when adhered to by many, constrain the influence of changes in economic incentives on aggregate economic behavior, but that these constraints themselves may subsequently be Author: Assar Lindbeck. Editors' Preface / Torben M. Andersen, Karl O. Moene and Agnar Sandmo --Introduction: The Welfare Economics of the Welfare State / Agnar Sandmo --Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms / Assar Lindbeck --A Theory of the Welfare State / Hans-Werner Sinn --Factor Mobility, Risk and Redistribution in the Welfare State / David. Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms. By Assar Lindbeck. Download PDF (1 MB) Topics: D01, D60, ddc, Welfare state, Behavior Author: Assar Lindbeck. Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms It is assumed in this paper that habits and social norms constrain the influence of economic disincentives on individual behavior.

"Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms," Working Paper Series , Research Institute of Industrial Economics. Greif, Avner, " Cultural Beliefs and the Organization of Society: A Historical and Theoretical Reflection on Collectivist and Individualist Societies," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago. Lindbeck, A., "Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms," Papers , Stockholm - International Economic Studies. Lindbeck, Assar, "Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms," Working Paper Series , Research Institute of . Downloadable! This paper analyzes the interplay between economic incentives and social norms in a public finance context. We assume that to live off one's own work is a social norm, and that the larger the population fraction adhering to this norm, the more intensely it is felt by the individual. It is shown that this may give rise to multiple equilibria and to non-linearities that do not. Moreover, welfare-state dynamics may involve induced (endogenous) changes in social norms and political preferences, which also tend to occur only after considerable time lags. After a discussion of these topics, I make some final comments on the dynamics of reforms and retreats of welfare-state .

WELFARE STATE DISINCENTIVES WITH ENDOGENOUS HABITS AND NORMS \ It is assumed in this paper that habits and social norms constrain the influence of economic disincentives on individual behavior, but that these constraints themselves may subsequently be influenced by the very same disincentives. It is also assumed that an. Lindbeck, A. “Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms.” Research Centre for Economic Policy Research Memorandum . “Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms.” Scandinavian Journal of Economics, December , 97 (4), pp. Lindbeck, Assar and Snower, Dennis J. “Cooperation. Lindbeck, A. () ‘Welfare State Disincentives with Endogenous Habits and Norms’, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 97, no. 4, pp. – CrossRef Google Scholar Lindbeck, A. () ‘The Swedish Experiment’, Journal of Economic Literature.