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Gintis, Herbert

Works: 142 works in 431 publications in 7 languages and 9,636 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: LC205, 370.1930973
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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 )
51 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,613 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 )
48 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
Game theory evolving : a problem-centered introduction to modeling strategic behavior by Herbert Gintis( Book )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 770 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 )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 740 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
Moral sentiments and material interests : the foundations of cooperation in economic life ( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 484 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
The bounds of reason : game theory and the unification of the behavioral sciences by Herbert Gintis( Book )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 476 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
Markets and democracy : participation, accountability, and efficiency ( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
A cooperative species : human reciprocity and its evolution by Samuel Bowles( Book )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Why do humans, uniquely among animals, cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the conventional wisdom in biology and economics, this generous and civic-minded behavior is widespread and cannot be explained simply by far-sighted self-interest or a desire to help close genealogical kin. 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. The authors describe how, for thousands of generations, cooperation with fellow group members has been essential to survival. Groups that created institutions to protect the civic-minded from exploitation by the selfish flourished and prevailed in conflicts with less cooperative groups. Key to this process was the evolution of social emotions such as shame and guilt, and our capacity to internalize social norms so that acting ethically became a personal goal rather than simply a prudent way to avoid punishment. 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
Macroeconomic policy after the conservative era : studies in investment, saving, and finance ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 327 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 )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 283 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
Neo-classical welfare economics and individual development by Herbert Gintis( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Zur Dialektik der Bewusstwerdung im Spätkapitalismus by Herbert Gintis( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 26 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 19 libraries worldwide
La meritocracia y el "coeficiente de inteligencia" una nueva falacia del capitalismo: el I.Q. en la estructura de clases de los Estados Unidos by Samuel Bowles( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in Spanish and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Inequality : a reassessment of the effect of family and schooling in America by Christopher Jencks( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Wealth inequality, wealth constraints and economic performance by Pranab K Bardhan( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Alienation and power towards a radical welfare economics by Herbert Gintis( Archival Material )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Crítica de Ivan Illich by Herbert Gintis( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1975 in Spanish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Amerika shihon shugi to gakkō kyōiku by Samuel Bowles( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Foundations of human sociality : economic experiments and ethnographic evidence from fifteen small-scale societies by Joseph Patrick Henrich( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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 experimental economics has emphatically falsified the textbook representation of Homo economicus. Hundreds of experiments suggest that people care not only about their own material payoffs, but also about such things as fairness, equity, and reciprocity. However, this research left fundamental questions unanswered: Are such social preferences stable components of human nature, or are they modulated by economic, social, and cultural environments? Combining ethnographic and experimental approaches to fill this gap, this book breaks new ground in reporting the results of a large cross-cultural study aimed at determining the sources of social preferences that underlie the diversity of human sociality. In this study, the same experiments carried out with university students were performed in fifteen small-scale societies exhibiting a wide variety of social, economic, and cultural conditions. The results show that the variation in behaviour is far greater than previously thought, and that the differences between societies in market integration and the importance of cooperation explain a substantial portion of this variation, which individual-level economic and demographic variables could not. The results also trace the extent to which experimental play mirrors patterns of interaction found in everyday life. The book includes a succinct but substantive introduction to the use of game theory as an analytical tool, and to its use in the social sciences for the rigorous testing of hypotheses about fundamental aspects of social behaviour outside artificially constructed laboratories. The editors also summarize the results of the fifteen case studies in a suggestive chapter about the scope of the project
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Alternative Names
Gintis, H. 1940-
Gintis, Herb.
Gintis, Herb 1940-
Gintis, Herbert M.
Gintis, Herbert M. 1940-
Herbert Gintis amerikansk ekonom
Herbert Gintis amerikansk økonom
Herbert Gintis US-amerikanischer Ökonom
ギンタス, H
ギンタス, ハーバート
English (229)
Spanish (14)
Japanese (10)
German (8)
French (5)
Chinese (4)
Italian (3)
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