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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Do Television And Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence From Indonesian Villages

    This paper investigates the impact of television and radio on social capital in Indonesia. The author uses two sources of variation in signal reception - one based on Indonesia's mountainous terrain, and a second based on the differential introduction of private television throughout Indonesia. The author finds that increased signal...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    A Biological Model Of Unions

    This paper applies principles from evolutionary biology to the study of unions. The authors show that unions that implement the preferred wage and organizing policies of workers will be displaced in evolutionary competition by unions that either extract less from firms, allowing them to live longer, or spend more on...

    Provided By American Economic Association

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Do Television And Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence From Indonesian Villages

    This paper investigates the impact of television and radio on social capital in Indonesia. The author uses two sources of variation in signal reception - one based on Indonesia's mountainous terrain, and a second based on the differential introduction of private television throughout Indonesia. The author finds that increased signal...

    Provided By American Economic Association

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    A Biological Model Of Unions

    This paper applies principles from evolutionary biology to the study of unions. The authors show that unions that implement the preferred wage and organizing policies of workers will be displaced in evolutionary competition by unions that either extract less from firms, allowing them to live longer, or spend more on...

    Provided By American Economic Association