Choosing the Right Pond: Human Behavior and the Quest for Status

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byRobert H. Frank

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Is it better to be a big frog in a small pond or a small frog in a big pond? Here, economist Robert H. Frank argues that concerns about status permeate and profoundly alter a broad range of human behavior. He shows how status considerations affect the salaries people earn, the way they spendthem, and even many of the laws, regulations, and cultural norms they adopt. Provocative and insightful, this book is sure to spark widespread and lively debate in classrooms and boardrooms alike.

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Is it better to be a big frog in a small pond or a small frog in a big pond? Here, economist Robert H. Frank argues that concerns about status permeate and profoundly alter a broad range of human behavior. He shows how status considerations affect the salaries people earn, the way they spendthem, and even many of the laws, regulation...

Robert H. Frank is at Cornell University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:299 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195049454

ISBN - 13:9780195049459

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"An intellectually challenging economics book which is also a delight to read....This is economics as it should be."--Senator William Proxmire