Economics and the Social Meaning of Money

November 7, 2015
By Jonathan Morduch, NYU

Economics and the Social Meaning of Money
The Social Meaning of Money too shows how preferences develop and are reinforced by social contexts. Economists have not yet paid much attention to preference formation, but the work so far suggests that it is a promising path for empirical inquiry, especially as researchers look to next steps in understanding the economics of gender and the nature of decision-making under conditions of substantial scarcity.