This is the second of two roundups of VoxEU articles written by Barcelona GSE researchers.
How is individual behavior affected by the emotional attachment to one’s own language? Do individuals change their economic decisions because of the identification they experience with their language? And if so, how should policies be designed to enhance economic welfare? Ramon Caminal and Antonio Di Paolo take two important steps to answer these crucial questions.
Facundo Albornoz, Antonio Cabrales and Esther Hauk investigate the interplay and effects of a person’s optimal group membership and the amount of effort placed in socializing and producing within the group.
Albrecht Glitz asks whether and to what extent a worker’s labor market outcomes are affected by the social network in which he or she is embedded.