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André van Hoorn
Radboud University Nijmegen
47Publications
11H-index
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Published on Jun 1, 2019in Journal of Comparative Economics1.71
André van Hoorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
Abstract Although economists commonly view the accumulation of human capital as a key driver of economic development, what drives cross-country differences in human capital accumulation remains poorly understood. I use an epidemiological approach involving second-generation migrants to test for a possible cultural gradient in individuals’ propensity towards human capital accumulation. Results indicate a strong relationship between country-of-origin culture and human capital accumulation and are ...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Journal of Business Ethics3.80
André van Hoorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
In a globalizing world, cross-national differences in values and business culture and understanding these differences become increasingly central to a range of organizational issues and ethical questions. However, various concerns have been raised about extant empirical research on cross-national dissimilarities in the cultural values of managers (what we refer to as managerial values) and the development of a unified business culture. This paper seeks to address three such concerns with the lit...
Published on Jul 1, 2018
André van Hoorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
While much work has considered trust’s effect on workplace organization, particularly the granting of job autonomy, this relationship remains essentially a black box, lacking insight on the deeper process underlying employers’ ultimate trust or autonomy decision. I seek to unpack the trust-organization nexus, focusing on the role of employers’ inferences about employees’ trustworthiness. Integrating extant literatures, I posit that employers use group membership—and specific group-level traits—a...
Published on May 2, 2018
Although the importance of technological change for increasing prosperity is undisputed and economists typically deem it unlikely that labor-saving technology causes long-term employment losses, people’s anxiety about automation and its distributive consequences can be an important shaper of economic and social policies. This paper considers the political economy of automation, proposing that individuals in occupations that are more at risk of losing their job to automation have stronger prefere...
Published on Apr 1, 2018in Journal of Socio-economics
André van Hoorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
Abstract Estimating heterogeneous happiness or subjective well-being (SWB) functions and making inferences about differences in people's tastes or preferences has some interesting advantages over stated and revealed preferences methods and is growing in popularity. However, evidence on the validity of such SWB-based or “inferred” preferences measures, meaning these measures’ ability to capture what they are supposed to capture, is lacking, widespread evidence on the (construct) validity of SWB i...
A.A.J. van Hoorn3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
The evidence that economic inequality (or relative deprivation) increases risk taking, as presented in PNAS by Payne et al. (1), is an insightful addition to a broader literature that finds that relative deprivation has distinct effects on individuals, not the least of which is their happiness, in addition to any direct effects of individuals’ absolute wealth or prosperity (2⇓–4). However, when it comes to the aggregate-level relationship between everyday inequality and risk taking, I find that ...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
André van Hoorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
In this paper, I consider a specific channel through which trust between parties to an exchange can go on to affect nations’ comparative advantage in certain industries. My approach revolves around the autonomy that employers (principals) grant to workers (agents), which is a key feature of workplace organization. I hypothesize that social trust generates a comparative advantage in industries with more autonomous micro production environments. I employ individual-level data on work autonomy to c...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
André van Hoorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
In this paper, I consider a specific channel through which trust between parties to an exchange can go on to affect nations’ comparative advantage in certain industries. My approach revolves around the autonomy that employers (principals) grant to workers (agents), which is a key feature of workplace organization. I hypothesize that social trust generates a comparative advantage in industries with more autonomous micro production environments. I employ individual-level data on work autonomy to c...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
André van Hoorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
Economists are increasingly using primes that make group identity salient to overcome the inferential limitations of behavioral quasi-experiments involving pre-existing groups (e.g., males vs. females). However, while priming group identity provides powerful means for identifying a causal effect of group membership on individuals’ preferences, so far, there has been little methodological reflection on the use of identity primes to identify the causes of group differences in preferences. This not...
Published on Oct 1, 2016in Journal of Economic Issues0.76
André van Hoorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
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Esther-Mirjam Sent4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
Abstract:Self-reported happiness does not generally increase with rising income, as established by Richard Easterlin. We argue that the current debate in economics about the income-happiness paradox has paid too little attention to the theoretical foundation of the expected positive relation between income and happiness, seeking an empirical resolution through better data and more elaborate estimating equations instead. We return to the history of economics and revisit the contributions of Irvin...
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