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Gintis, Herbert

Works: 172 works in 548 publications in 7 languages and 12,690 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree
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Publications about Herbert Gintis
Publications by Herbert Gintis
Most widely held works by Herbert Gintis
Schooling in capitalist America : educational reform and the contradictions of economic life by Samuel Bowles( Book )
47 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,528 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
Democracy and capitalism : property, community, and the contradictions of modern social thought by Samuel Bowles( Book )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
Game theory evolving : a problem-centered introduction to modeling strategic behavior by Herbert Gintis( Book )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 841 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
Unequal chances : family background and economic success by Samuel Bowles( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
"New estimates show that intergenerational inequality in the United States is far greater than was previously thought. Moreover, while the inheritance of wealth and the better schooling typically enjoyed by the children of the well-to-do contribute to this process, these two standard explanations fail to explain the extent of intergenerational status transmission. The genetic inheritance of IQ is even less important. Instead, parent-offspring similarities in personality and behavior may play an important role. Race contributes to the process, and the intergenerational mobility patterns of African Americans and European Americans differ substantially."--Jacket
The bounds of reason : game theory and the unification of the behavioral sciences by Herbert Gintis( Book )
29 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 517 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
Moral sentiments and material interests : the foundations of cooperation in economic life by Herbert Gintis( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 516 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
A cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolution by Samuel Bowles( Book )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 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
Markets and democracy : participation, accountability, and efficiency ( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 423 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 330 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
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 167 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.Aimed at students who have studied calculus and some differential equationsExamples are drawn from diverse scenarios, ranging from traffic accidents to the sex lives of lizardsA substantial treatment of evolutionary game theoryUseful problem sets at the end of each chapter
Individuality and entanglement : the moral and material bases of social life by Herbert Gintis( Book )
16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 123 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 70 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 56 libraries worldwide
Neo-classical welfare economics and individual development by Herbert Gintis( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 54 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 Samuel Bowles( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Ben shu nei rong bao kuo:"xian zai:zheng zhi xue,Jing ji xue he min zhu","guo qu:gong min,Cai chan he ge zhong quan li de chong tu","jing ji:sheng chan he jiao huan de zheng zhi ji chu","jie gou:tong zhi de ma sai ke"deng
La instrucción escolar en la América capitalista : la reforma educativa y las contradicciones de la vida económica by Samuel Bowles( Book )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Zur Dialektik der Bewusstwerdung im Spätkapitalismus by Herbert Gintis( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 27 libraries worldwide
International capital markets and the limits of national economic policy by Gerald Lewis Epstein( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
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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
English (280)
German (10)
Chinese (8)
Spanish (8)
French (4)
Japanese (2)
Italian (1)
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