Preferences Network Research Papers

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Solving the Puzzle of Human Cooperation
In: Evolution and Culture, S. Levinson ed. MIT Press, Cambridge MA, in press.
[R. Boyd and P. J. Richerson]


The Evolution of Strong Reciprocity: Cooperation in Heterogeneous Populations
Theoretical Population Biology, 65, 2004, pp. 17-28.
[Herbert Gintis and Samuel Bowles]


Indirect reciprocity can stabilize cooperation without the second-order free rider problem
Nature, 432, 2004, pp. 499502.
[K. Panchanathan and R. Boyd]
Accompanying News & Views commentary by Ernst Fehr


Persistent Parochialism: Trust and Exclusion in Ethnic Networks
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 55, 2004, pp. 1-23.
[Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis]


The Coevolution of Individual Behaviors and Social Institutions
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 223, 2003, pp. 135-47.
[Samuel Bowles, Jung-Kyoo Choi, and Astrid Hopfensitz]


The Cultural Evolution of Human Cooperation
The Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation, P. Hammerstein ed. MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 2003, pp. 357388.
[P. J. Richerson, R. Boyd, and J. Henrich]


The Evolution of Altruistic Punishment
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 100, 2003, pp. 35313535.
[R. Boyd, H. Gintis, S. Bowles, and P. J. Richerson]


Explaining Altruistic Behavior in Humans
Evolution and Human Behavior, 24, 2003, pp. 153172.
[H. Gintis, S. Bowles, R. Boyd, & E. Fehr]


Shared Norms Can Lead to the Evolution of Ethnic Markers
Current Anthropology, 44, 2003, pp. 122130.
[R. McElreath, R. Boyd and P. J. Richerson]


A Tale of Two Defectors: The Importance of Standing for the Evolution of Indirect Reciprocity
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 224, 2003, pp. 115126.
[K. Panchanathan and R. Boyd]


An Evolutionary Theory of Commons Management
The Drama of the Commons. Elinor Ostrom, Thomas Dietz, Nives Dolsak, Paul C. Stern, Susan Stonich, and Elke U. Weber, Eds., National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 2002, pp 413413.
[P. J. Richerson, R. Boyd and B. Paciotti]


Group Beneficial Norms Spread Rapidly in a Structured Population
Journal of Theoretical Biology, 215, 2002, pp. 287296.
[R. Boyd and P. J. Richerson]


'Social Capital' and Community Governance
Economic Journal, 112, 2002, pp. 419-436.
[Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis]


Built for Speed, Not for Comfort: Darwinian Theory and Human Culture
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 23, 2001, pp. 425465.
[P. J. Richerson and R. Boyd]


Cooperation, Reciprocity and Punishment in Fifteen Small-scale Societies
American Economic Review, 91, 2001, pp. 7378.
[J. Henrich, R. Boyd, S. Bowles, C. Camerer E. Fehr, H. Gintis, and R. McElreath]


'Economic Man' in Cross-cultural Perspective: Behavioral Experiments in 15 Small-scale Societies
[J. Henrich, R. Boyd, S. Bowles, C. Camerer, E. Fehr, H. Gintis, R. McElreath, M. Alvard, A. Barr, J. Ensminger, K. Hill, F. Gil-White, M. Gurven, F. Marlowe, J. Q. Patton, N. Smith, and D. Tracer]


Norms and Bounded Rationality (Abstract)
In: The Adaptive Tool Box, G. Gigerenzer and R. Selten, eds. pp 281296, MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 2001.
[R. Boyd and P. J. Richerson]


Why people punish defectors: Weak conformist transmission can stabilize costly enforcement of norms in cooperative dilemmas
Joural of Theoretical Biology, 208, 2001, pp. 7989.
[J. Henrich and R. Boyd]


The Evolutionary Dynamics of a Crude Super Organism
Human Nature, 10, 1999, pp. 253289.
[P. J Richerson and R. Boyd]


The Evolution of Human Ultra-Sociality
In: Ideology, Warfare, and Indoctrinability. I. Eibl-Eibisfeldt and F. Salter, eds. pp. 7195, Berghan Books, 1998.
[P. J. Richerson and R. Boyd]


The Human Side of Economic Analysis: Economic Environments and the Evolution of Norms and Preferences
[Herbert Gintis and Paul Romer]


The Individual in Economic Theory: The Research Agenda of The Preferences Network
[Herbert Gintis]


Homo Reciprocans: A Research Initiative on the Origins, Dimensions, and Policy Implications of Reciprocal Fairness
[Herbert Gintis, Robert Boyd, Samuel Bowles, and Ernst Fehr]