Research Areas        


Game Theory

Economic Theory

General Equilibrium Theory

Political Theory

Social Policy

Sociobiology

Reviews

Behavioral Sciences

Sociological Theory

Theory of the Firm

Miscellaneous



Sociobiology


Inclusive Fitness and the Sociobiology of the Genome
Biology and Philosophy (June 2014)

The Evolutionary Origins of Human Political Systems
with Carel van Schaik and Christopher Boehm

under Submission (2014)

Altruistic Reciprocity
Handbook on the Economics of Reciprocity
   and the Social Enterprise

(Edward Elgar 2013)

The Evolutionary Roots of Human Hyper-Cognition
Journal of Bioeconomics, 2012

The Social Structure of Cooperation and Punishment
with Ernst Fehr

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35,1 (2012)28--29

Strengthening Strong Reciprocity
with Kuiying Deng and Tianguag Chu

Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2010.09.037
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2010

Gene-Culture Coevolution and the Nature of Human Sociality
Special Issue on Human Niche Construction of the
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. (2010)

Strong Reciprocity and Team Production: Theory and Evidence
[with Samuel Bowles, Jeff Carpenter, and Sung-ha Hwang]

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2009)

Punishment and Cooperation
Science (2008)

Strong Reciprocity and the Roots of Human Morality
with Joseph Henrich, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd, and Ernst Fehr
Social Justice Research (2007)

The Evolution of Private Property
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, (2007)

Adapting Minds and Evolutionary Psychology
Journal of Bioeconomics (2006)

'Economic Man' in Cross-cultural Perspective:
Ethnography and Experiments from 15 Small-scale Societies

[with Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles,
Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, Richard McElreath, Michael Alvard,
Abigail Barr, Jean Ensminger, Kim Hill, Francisco Gil-White,
Michael Gurven, Frank Marlowe, John Q. Patton, Natalie Smith,
and David Tracer]
Behavioral and Brain Science (2005)

The Evolution of Altruistic Punishment
with Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, and Peter Richerson

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Vol 100 No. 6, 2003

Cooperation can Evolve With
or Without Group Selection
with Samuel Bowles

Theoretical Primatology (2003)

The Origins of Human Cooperation
[with Samuel Bowles]
in Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation
MIT Press (2003)

Solving The Puzzle of Prosociality
Rationality and Society (2003)

Explaining Altruistic Behavior in Humans
[with Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd, and Ernst Fehr]
Evolution & Human Behavior (2003)

Costly Signaling and Cooperation
[with Eric Alden Smith and Samuel Bowles]
Journal of Theoretical Biology (2001)

Cooperation, Reciprocity and Punishment in Fifteen Small-scale Societies
[with Joseph Henrich, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles,
Colin Camerer, Ernst Fehr, and Richard McElreath]
American Economic Review (2001)

Strong Reciprocity and Human Sociality
Journal of Theoretical Biology (2000)



Social Policy


The Moral Basis of the Business World
Financial World (2014)

Reciprocity and the Welfare State
[with Samuel Bowles and Christina Fong]

in Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd, and Ernst Fehr
Moral Sentiments and Material Interests (2005)

Social Capital and Community Governance
with Samuel Bowles
Economic Journal 112,483 (2002)

Intergenerational Inequality
[with Samuel Bowles]
Journal of Economic Perspectives (2002)

Personality, Behavior and Earnings
[with Samuel Bowles and Melissa Osborne]
American Economic Review (2001)

The Determinants of Individual Earnings:
Skills, Preferences, and Schooling

[with Samuel Bowles and Melissa Osborne]
Journal of Economic Literature (2001)

The Inheritance of Economic Status: Education, Class and Genetics
[with Samuel Bowles]
Marcus Feldman, ed. Genetics, Behavior and Society,
a volume in Neil Smelser and Paul Baltes, eds.,
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2001)

Wealth Inequality, Wealth Constraints, and Economic Performance
[with Samuel Bowles and Pranab Bardhan]
Handbook of Income Distribution
François Bourguignon and Anthony Atkinson, eds. (2000)

The Moral Economy of Community:
Structured Populations and the Evolution
of Prosocial Norms

with Samuel Bowles
Evolution and Human Behavior (1998)

Why Schumpeter Got it Wrong in Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
Challenge
January 1991



General Equilibrium Theory


The Stochastic Stability of General Equilibrium
with Antoine Mandel
Forthcoming, Journal of Mathematical Economics (2014)

The Stability of Walrasian General Equilibrium
Under a Replicator Dynamic

with Antoine Mandel
Under Submission, February 2014

The Dynamics of Walrasian General Equilibrium:
Theory and Application

with Antoine Mandel
Complexity Economics, 2013

Markov Processes and Social Exchange: Theory and
Applications

ACM Transactions in Intelligent Systems and Technology, July, 2013

The Dynamics of Pure Market Exchange
in Complexity and Institutions:
Markets, Norms, and Corporations

Masahiko Aoki, Kenneth Binmore, Simon Deakin, and Herbert Gintis eds.)
Palgrave Macmillan 2012

The Dynamics of General Equilibrium
Economic Journal (2007)

The Emergence of a Price System from Decentralized Bilateral Exchange
B. E. Journal of Theoretical Economics 6,1,13 (2006)

Review of Eric D. Beinhocker, "The Origin of Wealth: Evolution,
Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics"
Harvard Business School Press, 2006.

Herbert Gintis
Journal of Economic Literature
December 2006



Theory of the Firm


Financial Markets and the Political Structure of the Enterprise
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 11 (1989):311--322.



Behavioral and Evolutionary Game Theory


The Future of Behavioral Game Theory
Reply to Binmore: Social Norms or Social Preferences? (2011)

Behavioral Ethics
Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard (eds),
Integrating Science and the Humanities: Interdisciplinary Approaches (2010)

Experimental Economics Will Foster a Renaissance of Economic Theory
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2010)

Blaming the Messenger:
Notes on the Current State of Experimental Economics

with Catherine Eckel
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
(2010)

Subgame Perfection in Evolutionary Dynamics with Recurrent Mutations
with Ross Cressman and Thijs Ruijgrok
in J. Barkley Rosser (ed.), Handbook of Research on Complexity
Edward Elgar (2009)

Behavioral Game Theory and Contemporary Economic Theory
Analyse & Kritik (2005)

Beyond Homo Economicus: Evidence From Experimental Economics
Ecological Economics (2000)



Unification of the Behavioral Sciences


The Role of Cognitive Processes in
Unifying the Behavioral Science

Grounding Social Sciences in
Cognitive Sciences
Ron Sun (ed.)
MIT Press


Video Lecture:

Five Principles for the Unification
   of the Behavioral Sciences (2009)

Five Principles for the Unification
   of the Behavioral Sciences

Final chapter of Herbert Gintis The Bounds of Reason
   Princeton University Press (2009)

A Framework for the Integration of the Behavioral Sciences
(with Open Commentaries and Author's Response)
Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2006)



Economic Theory


Hayek's Contribution to a Reconstruction of Economic Theory
Hayek and Behavioral Economics
Macmillan, Palgrave (2013)

Bayesian Rationality, Social Epistemology, and the Choreographer
paper presented at the Rational Choice Seminar,
Department of Economics, University of Chicago (2012)

Social Norms as Choreography
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (2010)

Bayesian Rationality and Common Knowledge
Rationality and Society August, 2010

The Local Best Response Criterion:
An Epistemic Approach to Equilibrium Refinement

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2009)

Persistent Parochialism: Trust and Exclusion in Ethnic Networks
[with Samuel Bowles]
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (2004)

Walrasian Economics in Retrospect
[with Samuel Bowles]
Quarterly Journal of Economics (2000)

The Crisis of Liberal Democratic Capitalism
with Samuel Bowles

Politics & Society (1982)

Structure and Practice in the Labor Theory of Value
with Samuel Bowles
of Radical Political Economics (1981)

The Nature of the Labor Exchange and the Theory of Capitalist Production
Review of Radical Political Economics (1976)

A Radical Analysis of Welfare Economics and Individual Development
Quarterly Journal of Economics (1972)



Political Theory


Private and Public Persona:
The Two Faces of Homo Politikon

Zurich 2014

Homo Economicus and Zoon Politikon:
Behavioral Game Theory and Political Behavior

with Samuel Bowles,
Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis (2008)

The Evolutionary Basis of Collective Action
with Samuel Bowles
Oxford Handbook of Political Economy (2008)

Power
with Samuel Bowles,
The New Palgrave (2006)

Corporate Honesty-A Behavioral Model
with Rakesh Khurana (2006)

Behavioral Ethics Meets Natural Justice
Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2006)

Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis
Contested Exchange: New Microfoundations
for the Political Economy of Capitalism

Politics and Society
18:2 (1990)

with Samuel Bowles
State and Class in European Feudalism

in Charles Bright and Susan Harding (Eds.)
Statemaking and Social Movements (1984)



Sociological Theory


Modeling Homo Socialis: A Reply to Critics
Herbert Gintis

Forthcoming, Review of Behavioral Economics
October 2014

Homo Socialis: An Analytical Core
for Sociological Theory

PowerPoint Presentation
Zurich 2014

Homo Socialis: An Analytical Core for Sociological Theory
with Dirk Helbing
Forthcoming, Review of Behavioral Economics
October, 2014


Video Lecture:
Sociology: An Analytical Core

ETH Zurich (2013)

Sociology: An Analytical Core
July, 2013

Human Nature and Social Cooperation
with Ernst Fehr,
Annual Review of Sociology (2007)



Miscellaneous


Understanding Social Networks:
Comments on Dunbar and Baumard
Cliodynamics 2,3 (2012)

The Bounds of Reason: Preface to the Japanese Edition (2009)


Interview with the Phi Beta Kappa Society (2009)

Schooling in Capitalist America Revisited
[with Samuel Bowles]
Sociology of Education (2002)



Reviews


Review of Clive Gamble, John Gowlett and Robin Dunbar
Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life
Shaped the Human Mind
Thames and Hudson (2014)

Nature 15 May 2014

Review of Michael Tomasello,
A Natural History of Human Thinking

Harvard University Press (2014)

Review of Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society's
Problems from the Bottom Up
David Colander and Roland Kupers

Princeton University Press

Review of Mark Pagel
Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind

The Quarterly Review of Biology (2013)

Review of Lawrence Krauss
A Universe From Nothing

Atria (2012)

Review of Mark Pagel
Wired for Culture:
Origins of the Human Social Mond

Norton (2012)

Review of Michael J. Sandel,
What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Review of Thomas Sowell
Intellectuals and Society

Basic Books (2012)

Clash of the Titans: A Review of Edward O. Wilson,
The Social Conquest of Earth

BioScience 2012

Review of Martin Nowak
SuperCooperators:
Altruism, Evolution, and Why
We Need Each Other to Succeed

Free Press (2011)

Review of Steven Pinker
The Better Angels of our Nature:
Why Violence Has Declined

Viking (2011)

Review of Daniel Kahneman
Thinking Fast And Slow

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (2011)

Review of Amartya Sen
The Idea of Justice

Belknap Press (2011)

Review of George Soros
The Soros Lectures

Public Affairs (2010)

Review of Mark E. Borrello,
Evolutionary Restraints: The Contentious History of Group Selection

University of Chicago Press (2010)

Rationality and its Discontents
Review of Ken Binmore, Rational Decisions
The Economic Journal (2010)

Review of Joan Roughgarden
The Genial Gene

University of California Press
2009

Review of Thomas Sowell
The Housing Boom and Bust

Basic Books (2009)

Animal Spirits or Complex Dynamics:
A Review of Akerlof and Shiller,
Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives
the Economy and Why it Matters

Journal of Economic Psychology (2009)

Review of Thomas Sowell
Economic Facts And Fallacies

Basic Books (2008)

Review of Jon Elster
Explaining Social Behavior

Cambridge University Press (2007)

Review of Principles of Economic Sociology
Richard Swedberg

Princeton University Press (2007)

Review of Paul Krugman
Conscience of a Liberal

Norton (2007)

Review of Nassim Taleb
The Black Swan

Inverno (2007)

Review of Thomas Sowell
Basic Economics: A Common Sense
Guide to the Economy

Basic Books (2007)

Review of Theodore Burczak,
Socialism After Hayek

University of Michigan Press (2006)

Review of Francis Fukuyama,
The End of History and the Last Man

Free Press (2006)

Review of Edward O. Wilson
On Human Nature

Harvard University Press (2004)

Review of Colin Bruce,
Schroedinger's Rabbits:
The Strange World of Quantum

Joseph Henry Press (2004)

Review of David Graeber
Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

Paradigm (2004)

Review of Bruno Latour, Politics of Nature:
How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy

Harvard University Press (2004)

Review of Ian Hacking
The Social Construction of What?

Harvard University Press (2000)

Review of Amartya Sen
Development as Freedom

Anchor Press (2000)

Review of Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman, Free to Choose
Mariner Books (1990)

Review of Philop Kitcher, Vaulting Ambition:
Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Nature

The MIT Press (1987)

Review of Marshall Sahlins,
The Use and Abuse of Biology:
An Anthropological Critique of Sociobiology

University of Michigan Press, 1977

Review of Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom
University of Chicago Press (1962)

Review of Talcott Parsons and Edward Shils,
Towards a General Theory of Action

Harper & Row (1951)

Review of Talcott Parsons: The Structure of Social Action:
Marshall, Durkeim, and Weber

Free Press (1937)