Issues in Economic Systems and Institutions: Reputation

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Supplementary Readings:

This article discusses the Irish housing bubble. Reputational and informational herding may have played a role:

Credit rating agencies have received a lot of flak after the last financial crisis. Conflict of interest and incompetence are often blamed, but can herding be partly responsible?

Here is Glenn Loury’s essay on political correctness which inspired Morris’ paper:

In these video clips, two British comedians and an American academic talk about political correctness, discussing both benefits and costs:

These papers use randomized control trials or natural experiments to detect discrimination: