经济与社会研究院SEMINAR第78期

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经济与社会研究院SEMINAR78

主题:Gratitude, Bargaining within Marriage, and Intergenerational Interactions

主讲人:邓卫广

时间:2017121514:30-16:00

地点:暨南大学中惠楼106B

  

主讲人简介:

邓卫广,香港中文大学经济学博士,现为湖南大学经济与贸易学院助理教授,硕士生导师,研究领域:行为经济学、婚姻家庭、人力资本、创业精神等。

  

Abstract:

We reveal why mental accounts, specifically the “gratitude”, matters for bargaining and thus the resource allocation within a union, for instance, an extended family. We model how individuals with altruistic partiality influence the welfare distribution within a union by manipulating members’ gratitude. We argue that one individual (parent-in-law) would offer support to his/her parent-in-law (child-in-law) only when such support induces gratitude in one’s spouse (child-in-law) and, hence, increases the bargaining power of oneself (one’s own child) within marriage. Consistent empirical evidence verifies the model predictions. We find that individuals with increased bargaining power (mainly measured by relative income) give (receive) more (fewer) transfers to (from) both parents and parents-in-law and communicate more (less) often with their own parents (parents-in-law).