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The Economics of Reciprocity, Giving and Altruism

  • L.-A. Gérard-Varet
  • S.-C. Kolm
  • J. Mercier Ythier

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: The Economics of Reciprocity, Giving and Altruism

  3. Giving

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Erik Schokkaert, Luc Van Ootegem
      Pages 78-95
  4. Reciprocity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Serge-Christophe Kolm
      Pages 115-141
    3. Ernst Fehr, Simon Gächter
      Pages 153-173
    4. Oded Stark, Ita Falk
      Pages 174-181
    5. François-Régis Mahieu
      Pages 196-203
  5. Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Anne Laferrère
      Pages 207-225
    3. Alessandro Cigno, Furio C. Rosati
      Pages 226-247
    4. Claude d’Aspremont, Louis-André Gérard-Varet, Philippe Michel
      Pages 248-259
    5. Alain de Crombrugghe, Louis Gevers
      Pages 260-274
    6. Philippe Michel, Pierre Pestieau
      Pages 275-284
    7. Frederic Docquier, Hillel Rapoport
      Pages 285-297

About this book


Reciprocity is a pervasive type of social interaction in encounters, groups and organizations. This volume gathers basic recent works in its main domains such as the theory of reciprocity, the public economics of transfers, the economics of the family, charities, gifts of organs, or the motivations for gift-giving. The book constitutes a landmark in this rapidly expanding field of research.

Editors and affiliations

  • L.-A. Gérard-Varet
    • 1
  • S.-C. Kolm
    • 2
  • J. Mercier Ythier
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social SciencesMarseillesFrance
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social SciencesParisFrance
  3. 3.Maître de ConférencesUniversity of Paris La SorbonneFrance

About the editors

Jean Mercier Ythier teaches at the University of Marseille. Serge-Christophe Kolm is Director and Professor and Louis-André Gérard-Varet is Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Economics of Reciprocity, Giving and Altruism
  • Authors NA NA
  • Series Title International Economic Association Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-312-22956-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-62747-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-62745-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 387
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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