BREAD Working Paper No. 623, September 2023

Zero-Sum Thinking, the Evolution of Effort-Suppressing Beliefs and Economic Development Jean-Paul Carvalho Augustin Bergeron Joseph Henrich Nathan Nunn Jonathan L. Weigel   Abstract We study the evolution of belief systems that suppress productive effort. These include concerns about the envy of others, beliefs in the importance of luck for success, disdain for competitive effort, and […]