Currid-Halkett pens NY Times op-ed on consumer spending habits
The The New York Times featured an op-ed by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School and a colleague about conspicuous consumption in America. Their research found that different parts of the country place different values on consumer goods, ranging from alcohol to dresses and tuition. “Place not only influences how much of your income you spend on status goods. It also shapes your choices,” Currid-Halkett wrote.