Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Swinger Economics II

I blogged about this before, based on conversation with a friend in the know. Now forthcoming at the Journal of Socio-Economics is the "Economics of Swinging" by Fabio D'Orlando. Abstract:
Swinging is a sexual behavior of increasing relevance but substantially ignored in theoretical economic investigation. This paper has two major goals. The first is to describe what swinging is, discuss its economic relevance and single out the main characteristics of swinger behavior. To this end, the Italian situation has been considered as a type of case study. The second goal is to use standard and less-standard tools from economic theory to propose some preliminary assessments of the causes and consequences of swinger couples’ behavior. In this respect, some contributions on two-sided markets, hedonic adaptation approaches and equilibrium matching models have proved particularly useful.
Here is an ungated version. I was so convinced that this was a pen name that I googled the author's name, and came across another paper of his on the pornography market, complete with empirical data.

2 comments:

Zach said...

Now with hyperlink

Anonymous said...

How about this for a pen name: Federsex (2007)? Not bad either.