Benito Arrunada
U. of Pompeu Fabra



(Tuesday, 1st April 2003)

Title : Behavioral assumptions in institutional analysis

Findings in cognitive sciences demand a reconsideration of the standard assumptions about human behavior, related to rationality and cooperation. This lecture will review some of these findings and will explore their consequences for the analysis of institutions and organizations.

Bibliographical references :

ARRUÑADA, B. (2003), "Institutions from the Perspective of Evolutionary Psychology," Universitat Pompeu Fabra, class notes, January.

FEHR, E., and S. GÄCHTER (2000), "Fairness and Retaliation: The Economics of Reciprocity," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(3), 159-81.

GIGERENZER, G., P. M. Todd, and the ABC Research Group (1999), "Simple Heuristics that Make Us Smart", New York: Oxford University Press. (Précis and papers).