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Endogenous Preferences: The Cultural Consequences of Markets and other Economic Institutions
- S. Bowles
Drawing on experimental economics, anthropology, social psychology, sociology, history, the theory of cultural evolution as well as more conventional economic sources, I review models and evidence…
The Determinants of Earnings: A Behavioral Approach
We survey the determinants of earnings and propose a framework for understanding labor market success. We suggest that the advantages of the children of successful parents go considerably beyond the…
Social Capital and Community Governance
Community governance is the set of small group social interactions that, with market and state, determine economic outcomes. We argue (i) community governance addresses some common market and state…
The evolution of altruistic punishment
- R. Boyd, H. Gintis, S. Bowles, P. Richerson
- Psychology, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 11 March 2003
It is shown that an important asymmetry between altruistic cooperation and altruistic punishment allows altruistic punished to evolve in populations engaged in one-time, anonymous interactions, and this process allows both altruism punishment and altruism cooperation to be maintained even when groups are large.
A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Its Evolution
Using experimental, archaeological, genetic, and ethnographic data to calibrate models of the coevolution of genes and culture as well as prehistoric warfare and other forms of group competition, A Cooperative Species provides a compelling and novel account of how humans came to be moral and cooperative.
“Economic man” in cross-cultural perspective: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies
A cross-cultural study of behavior in ultimatum, public goods, and dictator games in a range of small-scale societies exhibiting a wide variety of economic and cultural conditions found the canonical model – based on self-interest – fails in all of the societies studied.
Foundations of Human Sociality - Economic Experiments and Ethnographic: Evidence From Fifteen Small-Scale Societies
What motives underlie the ways humans interact socially? Are these the same for all societies? Are these part of our nature, or influenced by our environments? Over the last decade, research in…
The Inheritance of Inequality
How level is the intergenerational playing field? What are the causal mechanisms that underlie the intergenerational transmission of economic status? Are these mechanisms amenable to public policies…
Schooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic life
The Contradictions Of Liberal Educational Reform Beyond the Educational Frontier: The Great American Dream Freeze Broken Promises: School Reform in Retrospect * Education And The Structure Of…