Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

  • shoes, status signals and property rights

    Innovation: More (or Fewer?) Sole Rights

    Sep 8, 12 • 336 Views • Entertainment, Fashion, Government, Innovation, Tech, UncategorizedNo Comments

    A book that you write is your intellectual property. But what if you design the sole of a shoe? As econlife described last year: “The trademark of designer Christian Louboutin, his red soles are supposed to represent glamour, luxury and hidden status....

  • shoes, status signals and property rights

    What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

    Sep 4, 12 • 137 Views • Behavioral Economics, Households, Labor, Thinking Economically, Uncategorized1 Comment

    During a panel discussion, my students were told by a business woman not to wear sandals or even open-toed shoes for a job interview. But, does a shoe really send that much of message? Focusing on the accuracy of the first impression a shoe creates,...