About the Speaker
Herbert Gintis is an American economist, behavioral scientist, and educator known for his theoretical contributions to sociobiology, especially altruism, cooperation, epistemic game theory, gene-culture coevolution, efficiency wages, strong reciprocity, and human capital theory. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with economist Samuel Bowles. Their landmark book, Schooling in Capitalist America, has had multiple editions in five languages since it was first published in 1976. Their most recent book, A Cooperative Species: Human Reciprocity and its Evolution was published by Princeton University Press in 2011.
Herbert Gintis delivered this public lecture on Rational Choice and Political Behaviour at Centre for the Study of Governance and Society in October 2018. If you enjoyed this lecture, check out our conversation with Professor Gintis on the Governance Podcast.