The Association of American Wine Economists has published two new intriguing papers. The first is about the development of economic thinking and viticulture. The second is on a more unexpected subject: it is a study on the correlation between monogamy and alcohol consumption.
It turns out that in societies that move from polygamy to monogamy alcohol consumption apparently goes up. Is there a link between the two? The papers can be found here:
- The Role of Viticulture and Enology in the Development of Economic Thought
- Women or Wine? Monogamy and Alcohol
There’s also a post on the monogamy and drinks issue on Freakonomics: “Do We Drink Because We’re Monogamous, or Are We Monogamous Because We Drink?“
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