Quantitative and Formal Models of Culture Edit
Quantitative techniques often try to answer one of three questions with respect to culture:
- What results if we assume people have particular cultural traits or norms? What are the observable implications of the traits / norms, how do they shape societal outcomes?
- Why do particular cultural traits or norms exist? How do they evolve over time?
- Empirically, what cultural traits / norms do people actually hold?
This page is (initially) devoted to questions 1 (the impact of culture/norms) and 2 (the causes of culture/norms)