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2018 Oct 25

Program on Political Economy Seminar

4:30pm to 5:45pm

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Littauer Center, 1805 Cambridge St, Hansen-Mason Room (3rd floor lounge)

This week's presenter: Nathan Nunn, Harvard University, presents "Understanding Cultural Persistence and Change." 

From abstract: "We examine a determinant of cultural persistence that has emerged from a class of models in evolutionary anthropology: the similarity of the environment across generations. Within these models, when the environment is more similar across generations, the traits that have evolved up to the previous generation are more likely to be optimal for the current generation. In equilibrium, a greater value is placed on tradition and...

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Ask most scientists about the factors that contribute to public health, and chances are you’ll hear plenty about topics like quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet and exercise, but one item that probably won’t come up is going to church.... Read more about A focus on flourishing: Newest IQSS program combines social science, philosophy to understand the factors that lead to a good life

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