Altruism, evolution, and welfare economics Gowdy, John M.

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Gowdy, John M.
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Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Welfare economics -- Evaluation; Economic conditions; Altruism -- Evaluation
According to Joseph Henrich, the existence of prosocial behavior cannot be explained by individual-based characteristic alone such as kin selection, reciprocal altruism or costly signaling. The findings of Henrich demonstrate that group level differences are more important than individual characteristics in explaining economic behavior.
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