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  • Reply to: Do social factors determine “who we are” as well as the choice sets we have?   2 days 16 hours ago

    Exciting lecture and would have also wished to read or find reference on human (individual) resilience who comes back again despite tragedy and loses. I had a mission to Sierra Leone to assess the impact of Ebola. Individuals and families (particularly women) who were better off before the Ebola outbreak and lost family members, assets and social networks as the result of Ebola came back again and rebuild what they lost both generating their own income as individual and groups, building assets and actually investing their saving in schools, clinics, churches and mosques. There must more in the cognitive structure to reframe new life and translating that to actual reality as much as external interventions, income creation activities by projects and platforms to share experiences and knowledge.

  • Reply to: Do social factors determine “who we are” as well as the choice sets we have?   2 days 21 hours ago

    Very interesting. I would like to add how matrimonial advertisements in India have changed over the years. Now a days, educated and working girls are preferred rather than caste alignment.

    Secondly, as for neo classical economics, it takes the individual as'free standing, and prior to social influences. Hence socio cultural influences are placed as 'externalities'

  • Reply to: Do social factors determine “who we are” as well as the choice sets we have?   1 week 14 hours ago

    I am not much aware of psychology, Sociology,and anthropology. Because of there is no notes of the same where I can write any comments. Hope I can make a study in the subjects for My furthere knowledge.

  • Reply to: Do social factors determine “who we are” as well as the choice sets we have?   1 week 1 day ago

    Wonderful how economics breaks down sets of data, and derives conclusions, that observers can get a sense of intuitively. Your openness to factor into your analysis new elements such as "who individuals are" is most welcome. It certainly enriches the analysis, and makes it more compelling. Thank you for sharing the great findings.

  • Reply to: A landscape that Columbus would recognize   2 months 3 weeks ago

    Point well taken, Dr. Sellen. Thanks for the read and your fans anxiously await your next novel.