Virginia Postrel -

DateOctober 7, 2014Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationHankamer School of Business, Cashion 5th floor
DescriptionMost of the goods and services produced and traded in commercial cultures are not necessary for survival. Even functional improvements are rarely essential. So why do people buy them? In this talk, Virginia Postrel goes beyond the economist's agnosticism and the social critic's charges of manipulation and status-seeking to probe the ways in which culture and emotion influence economic value. Tracing the arc of her own thinking about the sources of economic progress, from The Future and Its Enemies to The Substance of Style to The Power of Glamour, she offers examples and analysis that give life and depth to the abstract notion of subjective value. This talk will be particularly useful for students of design, marketing, and economics.Read More »
PublisherBusiness Free Enterprise at the Baugh Center
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