Impure altruism and impure selfishness

  title={Impure altruism and impure selfishness},
  author={Kota Saito},
  journal={J. Economic Theory},
Altruism refers to a willingness to benefit others, even at one’s own expense. In contrast, selfishness refers to prioritizing one’s own interests with no consideration for others. However, even if an agent is selfish, he might nevertheless act as if he were altruistic out of selfish concerns triggered when his action is observed; that is, he might seek to… CONTINUE READING