Séminaire GREDEG : Véronique DUTRAIVE (Université Lumière-Lyon 2)

Publié le 17 mai 2023 Mis à jour le 14 juin 2023

le 15 juin 2023

14H00- 15h30 Amphi Turgot
GREDEG - Bâtiment 2 - Campus Azur du CNRS - 250 rue Albert Einstein - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS

The Theory of Conspicuous Consumption in Behavioral Economics

This study examines the reception of the concept of Conspicuous consumption developed in The Theory of the Leisure Class (Veblen, 1899) in the field of contemporary behavioral economics and new microeconomics. The paper makes a distinction between two types of reception. The first emphasises conspicuous consumption in considering interdependent individuals' preferences and looks at the consequences of envy-driven behaviours. A second type of researches based on evolutionary microeconomics capture the dynamic processes arising from analysis of the negative social effects of conspicuous consumption and explore its consequences on working time through a contemporary lens.

Le 15 juin 2023 14:00 - 15:30