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Adam Smith and the Study of Ethics in a Commercial Society  

Stefanie Haeffele and Virgil Henry Storr

Over time, the fields of economics and ethics have become more distinct with economics focusing on the rationality of actors, the incentives they face, and the outcomes of interacting ... More

Bargaining and Negotiations: What Should Experimentalists Explore More Thoroughly?  

Werner Güth

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article argues for the need for improved models of cognitive limitations of bargainers in order to explain and predict outcomes. It became clear early that when designing institutions of ... More

Bargaining Games with Joint Production  

Emin Karagözoğlu

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article outlines the literature on experimental bargaining and distribution games with joint production. The analysis of aggregate behavior strongly rejects game theoretical predictions and ... More

Biased Beliefs in Negotiation  

George Wu, Richard P. Larrick, and Raegan Tennant

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article discusses the settings in which beliefs systematically diverge from reality and identify impacts for bargaining behavior. It is organized around two categories of beliefs: those related ... More

Bluffing, Agonism, and the role of Overconfidence in Negotiation  

Samuel A. Swift and Don Moore

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article investigates the impact of overconfidence on bargaining behavior, especially bluffing, and determines the conditions under which overconfident negotiators are advantaged or ... More

Capitalism and Democracy: Allies, Rivals, or Strangers?  

Julian Reiss

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
This chapter examines the interrelationships between democracy on the one hand and capitalism (or what I prefer to call “the liberal economy”) on the other. Liberal thinkers tend to ... More

Commitment Problems and Shifting Poweras a Cause of Conflict  

Robert Powell

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article considers another cause of conflict, one that has received much less attention than informational problem: commitment problems. Such problems essentially derive from the ... More

Communication in Bargaining Experiments  

Gary Charness

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article looks at evidence of the effect of communication in bargaining, even in settings in which economic theory predicts that communication will have no effect. It specifically presents data ... More

Communication Media: Implications for Negotiation Process and Outcome  

Zoe I. Barsness

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article discusses how individuals negotiate differently through different communication channels (face to face, e-mail, videoconference) and determines the influence of those channels on ... More

Communication Media  

Kathleen L. McGinn and Markus Nöth

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article demonstrates how the language used to describe a negotiation can influence the options that are admissible. It also argues that the content of communication frames the bargaining ... More

Comparing Polarization Measures  

Joan Esteban and Debraj Ray

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews and compares different measures of polarization within a unifying framework. A country can be highly unequal in income and wealth, but it might not be highly polarized ... More

Connectivity and Cooperation  

Nancy R. Buchan, Enrique Fatas, and Gianluca Grimalda

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article determines the influence of social connectivity on cooperation at the local and global levels. Connectivity greatly increases prospects of cooperation. Cooperation is an important part ... More

Deception in Negotiations: The Role of Emotions  

Francesca Gino and Catherine Shea

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Sep 2012
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Dec 2012
This article presents insight into the link between deception and emotions, identifying the role of emotions in the intention to deceive in a negotiation. Negative emotions have commonly been found ... More

Deontological Morality and Economic Analysis of Law  

Eyal Zamir and Barak Medina

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
Welfare economics—the normative branch of economics—is a consequentialist moral theory. Unlike deontological morality, at least in its basic form it attributes no intrinsic value to ... More

Discrete Choice Theory and Modeling  

W. L. Adamowicz and Joffre D. Swait

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Sep 2011
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Nov 2012
This article provides an overview of the methods employed in discrete choice models relevant to food demand analysis. Discrete analysis of food choices can be grouped into two main areas: ... More

Economic Perspectives on Peaceand Conflict  

Michelle R. Garfinkel and Stergios Skaperdas

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article introduces economic perspectives on peace and conflict, briefly summarizes the contents of each part, and discusses future research directions. This handbook aims to bring ... More

Economics and Ethics within the Austrian School of Economics  

Peter Boettke and Kaitlyn Woltz

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
Twentieth-century Austrian economists became known as champions of the free-market system yet claimed value-freedom in their economic analysis. However, advocacy of free markets is viewed ... More

Endogenous Formation of Alliances in Conflicts  

Francis Bloch

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
A central issue that arises when there are more than two rivals, within the international system or within a single state, is the formation of alliances. What determines whether or not ... More

Estimating the Costs of War: Methodological Issues, with Applications to Iraq and Afghanistan  

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Linda J. Bilmes

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article provides updated estimates of the costs of the Iraq war and the Afghanistan wars. With all the caveats that one can apply, the current estimate of the cost of the two wars ... More

Ethical Pluralism in Economics  

Jonathan B. Wight

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Jun 2019
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Jun 2019
Traditional approaches to understanding morality, through evaluating outcomes, analyzing rules, principles, and duty, and adhering to notions of virtue and character, offer competing but ... More

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