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The Neuroscience of Moral Decision-Making

By gjones, 12 years 21 weeks ago.

I read a post on Mind Hacks today (http://www.mindhacks.com/blog/2007/09/radiolab_on_the_scie.html) that lead me to an episode (http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2006/04/28) of WNYC RadioLab dealing with the psychology and neuroscience of morality. The show is not new, but if you haven't heard it, it's well worth downloading the MP3 for a listen during commute.

Marketing in Heterozygous Advantage

By gjones, 12 years 21 weeks ago.

Ray Hagtvedt and I have a new paper, Marketing in Heterozygous Advantage, forthcoming in the Journal of Business Ethics, in which we examine coordination problems and perverse incentives surrounding the development of markets in a particular form of human genetic engineering in which heterozygotes are fitter than both homozygotes, a condition known as heterozygous advantage. We first present a generalized model of the condition, illuminated by the application to sickle-cell anemia.

The Evolution of Cooperation among Other-Regarding Agents

By gjones, 12 years 21 weeks ago.

Sam Bowles and Herb Gintis have a new review of game theoretic models of cooperation which is to appear in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, to be published next year.

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