Not all folk-economic beliefs are best understood through our ancestral past Journal Article uri icon



  • AbstractWe applaud Boyer & Petersen's (B&P's) approach to a fascinating topic. Their arguments against understanding folk-economic beliefs (FEBs) in terms of economic ignorance or specific biases, however, are overly pessimistic. Economic theory is the reason beliefs about such disparate phenomena are labeled “economic” and “folk.” More importantly, some FEBs are better understood by examining current rather than ancestral contexts of exchange.

publication date

  • January 1, 2018

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • January 7, 2023 4:04 AM

Full Author List

  • Bhattacharjee A; Dana J

author count

  • 2

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-1825

Additional Document Info


  • 41


  • e163