Social Economy

19 November 2005

23 – The accumulation of Capital in Labour-Managed Firms: Divisible Reserves and Bonds

Abstract The problem of the accumulation of capital in labor-managed firms and worker cooperatives has being attracting considerable attention among researchers. The Furubotn-Pejovich effect is considered […]
20 October 2005

21 – Corporate Social Responsibility And Profit Maximizing Behaviour

Abstract We examine the behavior of a profit maximizing monopolist in a horizontal differentiation model in which consumers differ in their degree of social responsibility (SR) […]
6 June 2005

18 – Social preferences: from the experimental lab to the economic theory

Abstract We present a wide collection of experiments which show how human behavior deviates substantially with respect to the predictions derived from standard homo economicus assumptions. […]
20 May 2005

17 – Social capital, R&D and industrial districts

Abstract The main idea behind this paper is that social capital is not, as generally suggested by the socio-economic literature, an individual attitude towards something which […]
19 May 2005

16 – The Three Dimensions Of A Comunitarian Institution: The Open Source Software Community Case

Abstract The analysis of the empirical studies relative to the Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) case highlights the necessity to enlarge the set of categories used to […]
16 May 2005

13 – Global Health

Introduction The process of globalisation affects more and more the life quality of people around the world. In particular it impinges in different ways upon their […]
20 February 2005

8 – The dynamics of ethical product differentiation and the habit formation of socially responsible consumers

Abstract In our model of ethical product differentiation two duopolists (a zero profit socially concerned producer and a profit maximizing producer) compete over prices and (costly) […]
20 January 2005

7 – What’s beyond the human development index ?

Abstract In this note, we …rstly discuss Chakravarty’s (2003) axiomatic foundation of the Generalized Human Development Index (GHDI) then we propose a different set of axioms […]
3 October 2004

2 – Endogenous Preferences and Private Provision of Public Goods: a ‘Double Critical Mass’ Model

Abstract In this paper we set up an evolutionary game-theoretic model aimed at addressing the issue of local public good provision via direct commitment of voluntary […]