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Gintis, Herbert

Overview
Works: 174 works in 566 publications in 7 languages and 12,548 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Herbert Gintis
Unequal chances : family background and economic success by Samuel Bowles( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is the United States "the land of equal opportunity" or is the playing field tilted in favor of those whose parents are wealthy, well educated, and white? If family background is important in getting ahead, why? And if the processes that transmit economic status from parent to child are unfair, could public policy address the problem? Unequal Chances provides new answers to these questions by leading economists, sociologists, biologists, behavioral geneticists, and philosophers."
Moral sentiments and material interests : the foundations of cooperation in economic life by Herbert Gintis( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting an overview of research in economics, anthropology, evolutionary and human biology, social psychology, and sociology, this book deals with both the theoretical foundations and the policy implications of cooperation
Schooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic life by Samuel Bowles( Book )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No book since Schooling in Capitalist America has taken on the systemic forces hard at work undermining our education system. This classic reprint is an invaluable resource for radical educators"--Provided by publisher
The bounds of reason : game theory and the unification of the behavioral sciences by Herbert Gintis( )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game theory cannot fully explain human behaviour and should instead complement other key concepts championed by the behavioral disciplines. Gintis shows that just as game theory without broader social theory is merely technical bravado, so social theory without game theory is a handicapped enterprise
A cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolution by Samuel Bowles( )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In A Cooperative Species, Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis--pioneers in the new experimental and evolutionary science of human behavior--show that the central issue is not why selfish people act generously, but instead how genetic and cultural evolution has produced a species in which substantial numbers make sacrifices to uphold ethical norms and to help even total strangers -- from cover
Democracy and capitalism : property, community, and the contradictions of modern social thought by Samuel Bowles( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game theory evolving : a problem-centered introduction to modeling strategic behavior by Herbert Gintis( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition contains new material & shows students how to apply game theory to model human behaviour in ways that reflect the special nature of sociality & individuality. It continues its in-depth look at cooperation in teams, agent-based simulations, experimental economics, & the evolution & diffusion of preferences
Markets and democracy : participation, accountability, and efficiency( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The market does not spontaneously generate democratic or participatory economic institutions. This book asks whether a modern, efficient economy can be rendered democratically accountable and, if so, what strategic changes might be required to regulate the market-mediated interaction of economic agents. The contributors bring contemporary microeconomic theory to bear on a range of related issues, including the relationship between democratic firms and efficiency in market economies; incentives and the relative merits of various forms of internal democratic decision-making; and the effects of democratically accountable firms on innovation, saving, investment, and on the informational and disciplinary aspects of markets. Various approaches to the study of economic interaction (game theory, transactions' cost analysis, social choice theory, rent-seeking, etc.) are considered in an attempt to understand the relationship between power and efficiency in market economies
Macroeconomic policy after the conservative era : studies in investment, saving, and finance( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conservative approach to economic growth has dominated policy circles for close to two decades. This approach holds that the key to restoring economic growth lies in reducing the size and role of government in the market economy through deregulation of the financial sector, privatization, and lower taxes. The contributors to this book argue that the principles of "trickle down" economics are of dubious validity, and have led to economic stagnation, high unemployment, and increasing inequality. They develop a new perspective on macroeconomic policy, one affirming that egalitarian and democratic economic structures are not only compatible with economic revival, but in fact offer the best hope for sustainable growth of living standards. Their alternative recognizes that markets have an important role to play, but only within the framework of macroeconomic stability, corrections of market failures, and egalitarian rules of the game
Recasting egalitarianism : new rules for communities, states, and markets by Samuel Bowles( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the challenges posed by a globally integrated economy and the economic roles played by information and motivation. The text argues for an egalitarian redistribution of assets - land, capital and housing - and the beneficial disciplining effects of competition
Game theory in action : an introduction to classical and evolutionary models by Stephen Schecter( Book )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game Theory in Action is a textbook about using game theory across a range of real-life scenarios. From traffic accidents to the sex lives of lizards, Stephen Schecter and Herbert Gintis show students how game theory can be applied in diverse areas including animal behavior, political science, and economics. The book's examples and problems look at such fascinating topics as crime-control strategies, climate-change negotiations, and the power of the Oracle at Delphi. The text includes a substantial treatment of evolutionary game theory, where strategies are not chosen through rational analysis, but emerge by virtue of being successful. This is the side of game theory that is most relevant to biology; it also helps to explain how human societies evolve. Aimed at students who have studied basic calculus and some differential equations, Game Theory in Action is the perfect way to learn the concepts and practical tools of game theory.--
Individuality and entanglement : the moral and material bases of social life by Herbert Gintis( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, acclaimed economist Herbert Gintis ranges widely across many fields—including economics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, moral philosophy, and biology—to provide a rigorous transdisciplinary explanation of some fundamental characteristics of human societies and social behavior. Because such behavior can be understood only through transdisciplinary research, Gintis argues, Individuality and Entanglement advances the effort to unify the behavioral sciences by developing a shared analytical framework—one that bridges research on gene-culture coevolution, the rational-actor model, game theory, and complexity theory. At the same time, the book persuasively demonstrates the rich possibilities of such transdisciplinary work. Everything distinctive about human social life, Gintis argues, flows from the fact that we construct and then play social games. Indeed, society itself is a game with rules, and politics is the arena in which we affirm and change these rules. Individuality is central to our species because the rules do not change through inexorable macrosocial forces. Rather, individuals band together to change the rules. Our minds are also socially entangled, producing behavior that is socially rational, although it violates the standard rules of individually rational choice. Finally, a moral sense is essential for playing games with socially constructed rules. People generally play by the rules, are ashamed when they break the rules, and are offended when others break the rules, even in societies that lack laws, government, and jails. Throughout the book, Gintis shows that it is only by bringing together the behavioral sciences that such basic aspects of human behavior can be understood.--
Pädogogik und die Widersprüche der Ökonomie : das Beispiel USA by Samuel Bowles( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy and capitalism : property, community, and the contradictions of modern social thought ; with a new introduction by the authors, the politics of capitalism and the economics of democracy by Samuel Bowles( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La democratie post-liberale : essai critique sur le liberalisme et le marxisme by Samuel Bowles( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo-classical welfare economics and individual development by Herbert Gintis( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La instruccion escolar en la America capitalista : la reforma educativa y las contradicciones de la vida economica by Samuel Bowles( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zur Dialektik der Bewusstwerdung im Spätkapitalismus by Herbert Gintis( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Min zhu yu zi ben zhu yi : cai chan . gong tong ti he xian dai she hui si xiang de mao dun by Bao er si( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International capital markets and the limits of national economic policy by Gerald Epstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Unequal chances : family background and economic success
Covers
Moral sentiments and material interests : the foundations of cooperation in economic lifeSchooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic lifeThe bounds of reason : game theory and the unification of the behavioral sciencesA cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolutionDemocracy and capitalism : property, community, and the contradictions of modern social thoughtGame theory evolving : a problem-centered introduction to modeling strategic behaviorMarkets and democracy : participation, accountability, and efficiencyMacroeconomic policy after the conservative era : studies in investment, saving, and finance
Alternative Names
Gintis, H. 1940-

Gintis, Herb.

Gintis, Herb 1940-

Gintis, Herbert M.

Gintis, Herbert M. 1940-

Herbert Gintis Amerikaans econoom

Herbert Gintis amerikansk ekonom

Herbert Gintis amerikansk økonom

Herbert Gintis US-amerikanischer Ökonom

긴티스, 허버트 1940-

진티스, 허버트 1940-

ギンタス, H.

ギンタス, ハ-バ-ト 1940-

ギンタス, ハーバート

ハーバート・ギンタス

赫伯特·金蒂斯

Languages
English (308)

Spanish (11)

German (10)

French (4)

Chinese (2)

Japanese (2)

Italian (1)