Thomas Apolte/ Lena Gerling: Youth bulges, insurrections and labor-market restrictions

This paper analyzes the link between large youth cohorts and violent conflicts when labor-market restrictions are present. Such restrictions are expected to limit the youth cohort’s access to income opportunities in the formal economy, and thus lower the youth-specific opportunity cost of insurrection activities. We develop a theoretical model of insurrection markets and integrate the youth cohort’s relative size.

Giandomenica Becchio: Gender, Feminist and Heterodox Economics: Interconnections and Differences in a Historical Perspective

This paper reveals the history of feminist and gender economics as well as their similarities and differences. It also suggests that amongst heterodox approaches to economics, Austrian economics mostly suits feminist economics: their convergences are focused on the role of cooperation within institutions as well as on the place creativity has in the market and women’s attitude to problem solving.

Niclas Berggren/ Christian Bjørnskov/ Therese Nilsson: Do Equal Rights for a Minority Affect General Life Satisfaction?

While previous research examines how institutions matter for general life satisfaction and how specific institutions embodying equal rights for gay people matter for the life satisfaction of gays, we combine these two issues to analyze how the latter type of institutions relates to general life satisfaction. The question is how Continue Reading…

Daniel Fujiwara/Ulrike Hotopp/Ricky Lawton: Lighting the way for C2 Connecting Communities. Social impact valuation of the beacon project 1995-2001.

When you look at the amazing results from this report it is clear why this study, along with other academic research and newspaper articles all looked at the events and actions in a small council estate in Cornwall between 1997 and 2005. Here we have empirical evidence that involving residents Continue Reading…

Karen Horn: Orientierung im Wandel – Zu der Entstehung von Werten und ihrer Bedeutung für den Einzelnen und die Politik

Die Begriffe »Wert« und »Werte« verweisen auf das Gute. Sie zielen damit letztlich auf etwas Höheres, die einzelne Person Transzendierendes, auf etwas Absolutes, Universelles – aber die wirtschaftliche Terminologie sorgt für eine abrupte Erdung. Ist das angemessen? Will man so über ideelle Abstrakta spre- chen, die den meisten Menschen in Continue Reading…