Herbert Gintis

Herbert Gintis
Herbert Gintis
Author, A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Evolution

Herbert Gintis (MA in Mathematics, Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University, 1969) recently published, with Samuel Bowles, A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and Evolution. He is also author of The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences, translated into Chinese and Japanese in 2011; Game Theory Evolving; with Joe Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, Colin Camerer, and Ernst Fehr, Foundations of Human Sociality: Economic Experiments and Ethnographic Evidence from Fifteen Small-scale Societies; with Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd and Ernst Fehr, Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: On the Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life

His recent work on market dynamics includes "The Emergence of a Price System from Decentralized Bilateral Exchange," Contributions to Theoretical Economics 6,1,13 (2006); "The Dynamics of General Equilibrium," Economic Journal 117 (2007):1289-1309; and "The Stability of General Equilibrium with Networked Traders," forthcoming, Complexity Economics.

Professor Gintis lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, and is External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, NM) and Professor of Economics, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary).

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