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This study, based in a psychiatric hospital, reviews the incidence of breast cancer in 93 patients who had received phenothiazines prior to developing breast cancer compared with a control group of 28 patients who did not receive phenothiazines. The results indicate no significant difference in the incidence of breast cancer between those patients receiving(More)
The debate over various definitions of sustainability has for the most part been conducted within the framework of traditional welfare economics. Discussion has centered on technical issues imbedded within the functional forms of various optimization models, especially the coefficient of the elasticity of substitution and the social discount rate. Two more(More)
Results from ultimatum and dictator games played in western societies routinely violate the canonical economic model. Results from non-western societies are even more problematic. In this study ultimatum and dictator games were played in the small Igbo village of Umuluwe in southeastern Nigeria. Follow-up interviews to high acceptance rates suggested that(More)
The burgeoning field of environmental valuation has raised serious doubts about the fundamental axioms of consumer choice theory, the general validity of the Walrasian system and methodological individualism. This paper examines these aspects of consumer choice theory, paying particular attention to the pioneering contributions of Georgescu-Roegen. We argue(More)
JEL classification: C7 D6 D7 D8 Q2 Keywords: Behavioral economics Climate change Cooperative behavior Generalized Darwinism Neuroeconomics Rational actor model a b s t r a c t The policy recommendations of most economists are based on the rational actor model. The emphasis is on achieving efficient allocation by insuring that property rights are completely(More)
Recent advances in evolutionary theory have some important implications for environmental economics. A short overview is offered of evolutionary thinking in economics. Subsequently, major concepts and approaches in evolutionary biology and evolutionary economics are presented and compared. unpredictability, qualitative change and disequilibrium are(More)