A Model of Social Identity with an Application to Political Economy: Nation, Class, and Redistribution

@inproceedings{Shayo2009AMO,
  title={A Model of Social Identity with an Application to Political Economy: Nation, Class, and Redistribution},
  author={Moses Shayo},
  year={2009}
}
  • Moses Shayo
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • This article develops a model for analyzing social identity and applies it to the political economy of income redistribution, focusing on class and national identities. The model attempts to distill major findings in social psychology into a parsimonious statement of what it means to identify with a group and what factors determine the groups with whom people identify. It then proposes an equilibrium concept where both identities and behavior are endogenously determined. Applying this model to… CONTINUE READING

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