September 21, 2023

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar at UMW, Oct. 18-19

Herbert Gintis, Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will be at UMW on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18-19.  Gintis is external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and professor of economics at Central European University (Budapest) where he heads a multidisciplinary research project, “The Social and Mental Dynamics of Cooperation.”  He was professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts from 1976 to 2002.  In addition, he is the author of Game Theory Evolving and The Bounds of Reason; and a coauthor of Schooling in Capitalist America, Foundations of Human Sociality, Moral Sentiments and Material Interests and, forthcoming, A Cooperative Species.  He is an editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and of Games.

Everyone is welcome to attend all the following events on the Fredericksburg campus.

Public Lecture

“The Evolution of Altruism in Human Society”

Monday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411

Class Visits

Monday, Oct. 18,

  • 9 a.m., Annex A,  Room 110,  “Strong Reciprocity”
  • 11 a.m., Trinkle Hall, Room 36 Agent-based, “Models of Financial Instability”

Tuesday, Oct. 19

  • 9:30 a.m., CLAV, Room 102 (Economics House, 1004 College Ave.),  “Strong Reciprocity and the Welfare State”
  • 11 a.m.,   CLAV, Room 102 (Economics House, 1004 College Ave.)  “Parochialism, Altruism and War”

Robert S Rycroft, Secretary-Treasurer, Kappa of Virginia
UMW Professor of Economics

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