Prof. Herbert Gintis

Herbert Gintis

Emeritus Professor of Economics
University of Massachusetts (USA)
External Professor at Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico (USA)

Personal page:
http://www.santafe.edu/about/people/profile/Herbert%20Gintis

Personal web site: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~gintis/

List of publications (pdf)

Education: B.A. in Mathematics at University of Pennsylvania; M.A. in Mathematics at Harvard University; Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University.

Research interests: Unification of the behavioral sciences; Dynamics and quantitative studies of human behaviour; Evolutionary game theory; Behavioral economics; Information processing and computation in complex systems; Dynamics of general equilibrium; Economic and social behaviour; Biology and sociobiology, antropology, social and cognitive psychology, sociology, political science; Community governance, cooperation and punishment systems, societal outcomes; Public policy and social choice; Intergenerational inequality; Egalitarian politics; Moral economy; Economics and policy of education.

Present positions: Associate Editor, Social Justice Research ● International Advisory Board, Journal of Institutional Economics.

Awards and acknowledgments: Museum of Education's "Books of the Century" award for Schooling in Capitalist America, 2000.

Web resources on Professor Gintis: Herbert Gintis on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Gintis) ● Herbert Gintis at IDEAS/RePEc (http://ideas.repec.org/e/pgi6.html) ● Herbert Gintis: The flip side of altruism, interview by C. Sachdev, 2006 (http://www.altruists.org/f718) ● Class material on Classical, evolutionary and experimental game theory (at Professor Gintis' web site: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~gintis/classmat.html) ● Reviews written by Gintis on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A2U0XHQB7MMH0E) ● Videolectures: Gintis’ lecture Five principles for the Unification of Behavioral Sciences, 2008 (video: http://videolectures.net/cvss08_gintis_fpubs/) ● Gintis’ lecture Towards the unification of the behavioural sciences (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gideFt9gLLw; http://www.zmag.org/zvideo/3315) ● Gintis’ lecture Behavioral Ethics: Other-regarding Preferences and Character Virtues (http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/745067).



SOME PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB

(Mostly available at Professor Gintis web site: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~gintis/)

(2010) Herbert Gintis. Towards a renaissance of economic theory. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 73: 34–40 (http://www.santafe.edu/~bowles/TowardsRenaissance.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Decision theory and human behavior. Chapter 1 of the book: The bounds of reason: Game theory and the unification of the behavioral sciences (http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s8901.pdf) (link at Google Book preview: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8901.html) (book preview at Professor Gintis’ personal website: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~gintis/BOR%20Public.html)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Probability theory. Chapter 1 of the book: Game theory evolving (2° ed.) (http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s8900.pdf) (link at Google Book preview: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8901.html) (book preview at Professor Gintis’ personal website: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~gintis/gtevolve.html)

(2009) Jeffrey Carpenter, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Sung-Ha Hwang. Strong reciprocity and team production: Theory and evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (http://www.santafe.edu/~bowles/StrongReciprocity.pdf)

(2008) Herbert Gintis. Punishment and cooperation. Science, 7 March 2008 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Science%20Commentary.pdf)

(2007) Herbert Gintis. A framework for the integration of the behavioral sciences. Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 30, 1-61 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Unity-BBS%20Print%20Version.pdf)

(2007) Herbert Gintis. The dynamics of general equilibrium. The Economic Journal, 117 (October), 1280–1309 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/General%20Equilibrium.pdf)

(2007) Herbert Gintis, Joseph Henrich, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd, Ernst Fehr. Strong reciprocity and the roots of human morality, Social Justice Research, October 2007 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/SocJusticeRes.pdf)

(2007) Ernst Fehr, Herbert Gintis. Human motivation and social cooperation: Experimental and analytical foundations. Annual Review of Sociology 33:43-64 (http://www.soziologie.de/uploads/media/FehrGintis_Human_Motivation_and_Social_Cooperation.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, The emergence of a price system from decentralized bilateral exchange, Berkeley Online Journals of Theoretical Economics (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/The%20Price%20System.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, Rakesh Khurana, Corporate honesty-A behavioral model, Gruter & Templeton Foundations Report, June (Preprint: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Corporate%20Honesty-A%20Behavioral%20Model.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, Behavioral ethics meets natural justice, Politics, Philosophy and Economics5,1:5-32 (Preprint: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Binmore-PPE.pdf)

(2005) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Melissa Osborne. Introduction of the edited book: Unequal chances: Family background and economic success (http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i7838.pdf)

(2005) Herbert Gintis, Behavioral game theory and contemporary economic theory, Analyse & Kritik27,1:6-47 ( http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Behavioral%20Game%20Theory%20&%20Economic%20Theory.pdf)

(2004) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, The evolution of strong reciprocity: Cooperation in heterogeneous populations, Theoretical Population Biology, 61, pp. 17-28 (Preprint: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/evolsr.pdf)

(2004) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Persistent parochialism: Trust and exclusion in ethnic networks, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 55,1: 1-23 ( http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Persistent%20Parochialism.pdf)

(2004) Christina M. Fong, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Reciprocity and the Welfare State, in Jean Mercier-Ythier, Serge Kolm and Louis-André Gérard-Varet," (eds.) Handbook on the Economics of Giving, Reciprocity and Altruism, Amsterdam: Elsevier (Preprint: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Reciprocity%20and%20the%20Welfare%20State.pdf)

(2003) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Origins of human cooperation, in Peter Hammerstein (ed.) The Genetic and Cultural Origins of Cooperation, Cambridge: MIT Press ( http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Origins%20of%20Human%20Cooperation%20(Dahlem).pdf)

(2003) Robert Boyd, Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles and Peter J. Richerson, Evolution of altruistic punishment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences100,6:3531-3535 ( http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/faculty/boyd/SecondOrderFreeRidePublished.pdf)

(2003) Herbert Gintis, The Hitchhiker's guide to altruism: Genes-culture coevolution and the internalization of norms, Journal of Theoretical Biology 220,4: 407-418 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/internal.pdf)

(2003) Herbert Gintis, Solving the puzzle of prosociality, Rationality and Society 15,2 (Preprint: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/puzzle.pdf)

(2003) Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd and Ernst Fehr, Explaining altruistic behavior in humans, Evolution & Human Behavior, 24:153-172 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/explain.pdf)

(2002) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Social capital and community governance, Economic Journal,112,483:419-436 (Preprint: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/soccapej.pdf)

(2001) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, The inheritance of economic status: Education, class and genetics, in N. J. Smelser and Paul Baltes (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Oxford: Pergamon (Preprint: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/feldman.pdf)

(2001) Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, Herbert Gintis, Richard McElreath, In search of Homo economicus: Cooperation, reciprocity and punishment in fifteen small-scale societies, American Economic Review,91 (May), pp. 73-78 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Anthro%20AER%202001.pdf)

(2000) Herbert Gintis, Strong reciprocity and human sociality (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/strongr.pdf)

(2000) Herbert Gintis, Beyond Homo Economicus, Ecological Economics, 35,3:311–322 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/ecological%20economics%20paper.pdf)

(1998) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, The moral economy of community: Structured populations and the evolution of prosocial norms, Evolution & Human Behavior, 19,1 (January):3-25 (Preprint: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/prosocial.pdf)

(1972) Herbert Gintis, A radical analysis of welfare economics and individual development, Quarterly Journal of Economics,86 (November):572-599 (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/gintis%20qje%201972.pdf)

Working papers and drafts:

(2010) Herbert Gintis. Gene-Culture coevolution and the nature of human sociality (forthcoming in special issue on Human Niche Construction of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/GeneCulture.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Bayesian rationality, social epistemology, and the choreographer (paper presented at the Rational Choice Seminar, Department of Economics, University of Chicago: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Choreography.pdf)

(2009) Catherine Eckel, Herbert Gintis. Blaming the messenger: Notes on the current state of experimental economics (forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/bsreply.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Animal Spirits or complex adaptive dynamics? A review of George Akerlof and Robert J. Schiller Animal Spirits (forthcoming in Journal of Economic Psychology: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/AkerlofShiller.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Bayesian rationality and common knowledge (Forthcoming, Rationality and Society: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/CommonKnowledge.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. The local best response criterion: an epistemic approach to equilibrium refinement. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/NewLBR.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Behavioral ethics (forthcoming, Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard (eds),

Integrating Science and the Humanities: Interdisciplinary Approaches: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/BehavioralEthics.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Social norms as choreography (forthcoming, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Bicchieri.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Rationality and its discontents (Review of Ken Binmore, Rational Decisions, forthcoming, The Economic Journal: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/BinmoreRational.pdf)

(2009) Herbert Gintis. Modeling moral behaviour (http://www.sociology.uiowa.edu/nsfworkshop/TopicalOverview_Attendees/Gintis_TopicalOverview.pdf)

(2008) Herbert Gintis. Five principles for the unification of the behavioral sciences (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/NewUnity.pdf)

(2007) Herbert Gintis, Modeling cooperation with self-regarding agents (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/critique.pdf)

(2006) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, The evolutionary basis of collective action ( http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Evolutionary%20Basis%20of%20Collective%20Action.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, Towards a unified behavioral science (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/TowardsUnity.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, The local best response criterion: A new approach to equilibrium refinement(http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Refinement.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, The evolution of private property( http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Evolution%20of%20Private%20Property.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, Ross Cressman, Thijs Ruijgrok, Subgame perfection in evolutionary dynamics with recurrent perturbations(http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Recurrent.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, An efficient algorithm for solving two-player games (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/FastSolve.pdf)

(2006) Herbert Gintis, Adapting minds and evolutionary psychology(http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/buller.pdf)

(2006) Ernst Fehr, Herbert Gintis, Human motivation and social cooperation: Experimental and analytical foundations( http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Human%20Nature%20and%20Social%20Cooperation.doc)

(2006) Jeffery Carpenter, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Mutual monitoring in teams: Theory and evidence on the importance of residual claimancy and reciprocity (http://ftp.iza.org/dp2106.pdf)

(2005) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Power (To appear in Lawrence Blume and Steven Durlauf, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Palgrave McMillan 2006: http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Bowles%20Gintis%20Palgrave%20Power.pdf)

(2004) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Homo Economicus and Zoon Politikon: Behavioral game theory and political behavior( http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Homo%20Economicus%20and%20Zoon%20Politikon.pdf)

(2003) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Prosocial emotions (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/prosoc.pdf)

(2003) Samuel Bowles, Ernst Fehr, Herbert Gintis, Strong reciprocity and the conditions for the evolution of altruism ( http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/Theoretical%20Primatology.doc)

(2002) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, The inheritance of inequality (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/intergen.pdf)

(2001) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Schooling in Capitalist America revisited(http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/soced.pdf)

(2001) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Melissa Osborne, The determinants of earnings: A behavioral approach(http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/jelpap.pdf)

(2001) Herbert Gintis, Eric Smith, Samuel Bowles, Costly signaling and cooperation(http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/costly.pdf)

(2000) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Risk aversion, insurance, and the efficiency-equality tradeoff (http://www.umass.edu/economics/publications/econ2000_03.pdf)

(1998) Herbert Gintis, Paul Romer, The human side of economic analysis: Economic environments and the evolution of norms and preferences (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/human.pdf)

(1998) Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Is equality passé? Homo reciprocans and the future of egalitarian politics(http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/isinequa.pdf)

(1998) Pranab Bardhan, Samuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis, Wealth inequality, wealth constraints and economic performance (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/handbook.pdf)

(1997) Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd, Ernst Fehr, Herbert Gintis, Homo Reciprocans: A research initiative on the origins, dimensions, and policy implications of reciprocal fairness (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/homo.pdf)

(1996) Herbert Gintis, A Markov model of production, trade, and money: theory and artificial life simulation (http://www.umass.edu/preferen/gintis/santafe.pdf)

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