2015

The Role of Cultural Leaders in the Transmission of Preferences

Reprint No. 2015:61

Author(s): Thierry Verdier and Yves ZenouYear: 2015 Title: Economics Letters Volume (No.): 136 (November) Pages: 158–161
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This paper studies the population dynamics of preference traits in a model of intergenerational cultural transmission with cultural leaders who compete for oblique socialization. We show that by adding this new channel in the transmission of preferences, i.e. cultural leaders, in steady-state, there cannot be an equilibrium with total assimilation or total integration of the population.


Reference:
Verdier,Thierry and Yves Zenou (2015), "The Role of Cultural Leaders in the Transmission of Preferences". Economics Letters 136(November), 158–161.

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