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In Search of Homo Economicus: Behavioral Experiments in 15 Small- Scale Societies


  • Ernst Fehr

    (University of Zuerich)

  • Joseph Henrich

    (University of Michigan)

  • Robert Boyd

    (University of California, Los Angeles)


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  • Ernst Fehr & Joseph Henrich & Robert Boyd, 2003. "In Search of Homo Economicus: Behavioral Experiments in 15 Small- Scale Societies," Microeconomics 0305009, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpmi:0305009
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    1. Ernst Fehr & Simon G├Ąchter, 2000. "Fairness and Retaliation: The Economics of Reciprocity," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 14(3), pages 159-181, Summer.
    2. Roth, Alvin E. & Vesna Prasnikar & Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara & Shmuel Zamir, 1991. "Bargaining and Market Behavior in Jerusalem, Ljubljana, Pittsburgh, and Tokyo: An Experimental Study," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 81(5), pages 1068-1095, December.
    3. Joseph Henrich & Robert Boyd & Samuel Bowles & Colin Camerer & Ernst Fehr & Herbert Gintis & Richard McElreath, 2001. "Cooperation, Reciprocity and Punishment in Fifteen Small-scale Societies," Working Papers 01-01-007, Santa Fe Institute.
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    Homo Economicus; Behavioral Experiments; Small-Scale Societies;

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    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General
    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General

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