Meat as a bad habit: A case for positive feedback in consumption preferences leading to lock-in

@article{Frank2007MeatAA,
  title={Meat as a bad habit: A case for positive feedback in consumption preferences leading to lock-in},
  author={Joshua M. Frank},
  journal={Review of Social Economy},
  year={2007},
  volume={65},
  pages={319 - 348}
}
Abstract The concepts of path dependence and lock-in have received growing acceptance but have generally been thought of as driven by positive feedback on the supply side of the economy. A case through example is made here of how endogenous preferences positive feedback in utility from consumption, social considerations, and institutional considerations can all lead to path dependence and the persistence of suboptimal consumption choices. The case here specifically relates to meat consumption… Expand
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