The Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language

Editors: Ginsburgh, V., Weber, Schlmo (Eds.)

  • This Handbook provides an innovative study which examines the interplay between economic decisions and social behaviour in multilingual societies
  • It draws on the work of leading scholars from a variety of disciplines including economists, linguists and political scientists
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About this book

Do the languages people speak influence their economic decisions and social behavior in multilingual societies? This Handbook brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine the links and tensions between economics and language to find the delicate balance between monetary benefits and psychological costs of linguistic dynamics.

About the authors

Victor Ginsburgh is Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of Brussels, Belgium. He is an author and editor of numerous books and has published papers in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior and other leading journals. His most recent publications include the Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture (2006 and 2013, co-edited with David Throsby) and How Many Languages Do We Need? (2011, with Shlomo Weber).

Shlomo Weber is Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Trustee Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA, and Academic Head at the Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School, Moscow, Russia. His areas of expertise are game theory, public and political economics. He received various prizes, including the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize for outstanding foreign scientists and the Megagrant Prize from the Russian Ministry of Science and Education. He recently published The Oxford Handbook of the Russian Economy (2013 in English, and 2014 in Russian, co-edited with Michael Alexeev).

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 “This volume is clearly an important contribution to the literature on the economics of language. It is comprehensive: the topics cover the full range of issues that we would want to see addressed. … While few will want to read it from cover to cover, those with even a passing interest in the nexus of language and economics, regardless of their own discipline, will find individual chapters invaluable.” (Barry R. Chiswick, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 54 (3), September, 2016)


   

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ginsburgh, Victor (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Linguistic Theory, Linguistic Diversity and Whorfian Economics

    Fabb, Nigel

    Pages 17-60

  • Dynamic Models of Language Evolution: The Linguistic Perspective

    Smith, Andrew D. M.

    Pages 61-100

  • Dynamic Models of Language Evolution: The Economic Perspective

    John, Andrew

    Pages 101-120

  • What Do We Learn from Neurolinguistics?

    Leikin, Mark

    Pages 121-136

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language
Editors
  • V. Ginsburgh
  • Schlmo Weber
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32505-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-32505-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32504-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-67307-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 748
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