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Fehr, Ernst

Works: 239 works in 793 publications in 2 languages and 3,745 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Thesis advisor, Honoree, Contributor, dgs, Recipient
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Most widely held works by Ernst Fehr
Neuroeconomics : decision making and the brain by Paul W Glimcher( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third section contains both overview and in-depth chapters on the fundamentals of reinforcement learning, value learning, and value representation. The fourth section, 'The Neural Mechanisms for Choice, integrates what is known about the decision-making architecture into state-of-the-art models of how we make choices. The final section embeds these mechanisms in a larger social context, showing how these mechanisms function during social decision-making in both humans and animals. The book provides a historically rich exposition in each of its chapters and emphasizes both the accomplishments and the controversies in the field. A clear explanatory style and a single expository voice characterize all chapters, making core issues in economics, psychology, and neuroscience accessible to scholars from all disciplines. The volume is essential reading for anyone interested in neuroeconomics in particular or decision making in general
Psychologische Grundlagen der Ökonomie : über Vernunft und Eigennutz hinaus( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ökonomische Theorie der Selbstverwaltung und Gewinnbeteiligung by Ernst Fehr( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Schiedsgericht in der schweizerischen Zivilprozess-Gesetzgebung by Ernst Fehr( Book )

12 editions published in 1903 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spite and development by Ernst Fehr( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a wide variety of settings, spiteful preferences would constitute an obstacle to cooperation, trade, and thus economic development. This paper shows that spiteful preferences - the desire to reduce another's material payoff for the mere purpose of increasing one's relative payoff - are surprisingly widespread in experiments conducted in one of the least developed regions in India (Uttar Pradesh). In a one-shot trust game, the authors find that a large majority of subjects punish cooperative behavior although such punishment clearly increases inequality and decreases the payoffs of both subjects. In experiments to study coordination and to measure social preferences, the findings reveal empirical patterns suggesting that the willingness to reduce another's material payoff - either for the sake of achieving more equality or for the sake of being ahead - is stronger among individuals belonging to high castes than among those belonging to low castes. Because extreme social hierarchies are typically accompanied by a culture that stresses status-seeking, it is plausible that the observed social preference patterns are at least partly shaped by this culture. Thus, an exciting question for future research is the extent to which different institutions and cultures produce preferences that are conducive or detrimental to economic development
Caste and punishment the legacy of caste culture in norm enforcement by Karla Hoff( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Well-functioning groups enforce social norms that restrain opportunism, but the social structure of a society may encourage or inhibit norm enforcement. This paper studies how the exogenous assignment to different positions in an extreme social hierarchy - the caste system - affects individuals' willingness to punish violations of a cooperation norm. Although the analysis controls for individual wealth, education, and political participation, low-caste individuals exhibit a much lower willingness to punish norm violations that hurt members of their own caste, suggesting a cultural difference across caste status in the concern for members of one's own community. The lower willingness to punish may inhibit the low caste's ability to sustain collective action and so may contribute to its economic vulnerability
Tastes, castes, and culture : the influence of society on preferences by Ernst Fehr( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists have traditionally treated preferences as exogenously given. Preferences are assumed to be influenced by neither beliefs nor the constraints people face. As a consequence, changes in behaviour are explained exclusively in terms of changes in the set of feasible alternatives. Here the authors argue that the opposition to explaining behavioural changes in terms of preference changes is ill-founded, that the psychological properties of preferences render them susceptible to direct social influences, and that the impact of "society" on preferences is likely to have important economic and social consequences
Is strong reciprocity a maladaptation? on the evolutionary foundations of human altruism by Ernst Fehr( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years a large number of experimental studies have documented the existence of strong reciprocity among humans. Strong reciprocity means that people willingly repay gifts and punish the violation of cooperation and fairness norms even in anonymous one-shot encounters with genetically unrelated strangers. We provide ethnographic and experimental evidence suggesting that ultimate theories of kin selection, reciprocal altruism, costly signaling and indirect reciprocity do not provide satisfactory evolutionary explanations of strong reciprocity. The problem of these theories is that they can rationalize strong reciprocity only if it is viewed as maladaptive behavior whereas the evidence suggests that it is an adaptive trait. Thus, we conclude that alternative evolutionary approaches are needed to provide ultimate accounts of strong reciprocity
Moral sentiments and material interests : the foundations of cooperation in economic life by Herbert Gintis( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting an overview of research in economics, anthropology, evolutionary and human biology, social psychology, and sociology, this book deals with both the theoretical foundations and the policy implications of cooperation
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Neuroeconomics : decision making and the brain
Alternative Names
Ernst Fehr austerriksk økonom

Ernst Fehr Austrian economist

Ernst Fehr economista austríac

Ernst Fehr economista austríaco

Ernst Fehr économiste autrichien

Ernst Fehr econoom uit Oostenrijk

Ernst Fehr österrikisk ekonom

Ernst Fehr østerriksk økonom

Ernst Fehr østrigsk økonom

Fehr, E. 1956-

Фер, Эрнст

ארנסט פהר

ארנסט פהר כלכלן אוסטרי

إرنست فهر عالم اقتصاد نمساوي


English (44)

German (26)