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The AMERICAN JOURNAL of ECONOMICS and SOCIOLOGY
ABSTRACT. Technological breakthroughs, macroeconomic pressures, and advances in economic thought have led to a redefinition of the role of the state from producer to arbiter among private interests. Still, the details of such a redefinition vary among countries. We aim to understand the reasons...
ABSTRACT. This article begins with the observation that people often cooperate in social dilemmas. Specifically, they may do so either for altruistic reasons or for reasons indirectly linked to self‐interest. Because these competing motivations exist in different contexts, we explore the...
ABSTRACT. A variety of empirical evidence suggests that economics students are less cooperative than are students in other disciplines. Anthony M. Yezer and his colleagues have recently provided a strong counter‐example claiming that economics students behave in a more honest manner than do...
ABSTRACT. The amount of cheating and plagiarism on college campuses has become an increasingly important topic. The usual policy prescription to this type of problem is to step up monitoring efforts. However, this is difficult and costly. An alternative strategy is to substitute tougher and...
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