Robert H. Frank - Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work — in conversation with Jonathan Chait

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Frank’s book explores social contagion—the phenomenon in which the presence of a particular behavior can influence the actions of others—and argues that it should play a larger role in the formation of public policy. Laws regulating smoking, for example, limit where it can occur, but do nothing about the fact that people often take it up when they see others doing it. Discussing the fall of communism, the sexual revolution, and the #MeToo movement, Frank shows how the government could foster greater benefits if it targeted social rather than individual responsibility. Frank, a long-time Economic View columnist for The New York Times and author of books including the International best-selling The Economic Naturalist, will be in conversation with Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine .

 

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ISBN: 9780691193083
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Published: Princeton University Press - January 28th, 2020

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