Economics of intolerance and social conflict


  • Partha Gangopadhyay



Intolerance, social conflict, game theory


An important consensus today is that intolerance and social conflict have a substantial economic dimension. This article models a person's "returns" to acts of intolerance in terms of social approval or disapproval that this person's peer-group may offer. It is found that high levels of intolerance may persist (that is, society is “in equilibrium") even as this imposes economic costs.


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Gangopadhyay, P. (2009). Economics of intolerance and social conflict. The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 4(2).




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