Self-Governance, Non-Reciprocal Altruism and Social Dilemmas

Self-Governance, Non-Reciprocal Altruism and Social Dilemmas
11. Mai 2021
17:30 - 19:00 Uhr
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This lecture is part of Prof. Schäfer's lecture series "New Frontiers in Law and Economics".

The lecture of Prof. Alain Marciano, Professor of Economics, University of Montpellier, is on the consequences of non-reciprocal or unilateral altruism, that is, of altruism between individuals who have different levels of concern for others. By contrast to what the literature usually shows – that unilateral altruists lead egoiststo cooperate and that non-reciprocal altruism destroys altruism or that it generates non-desirable exploitation – we show that unilateral altruism does neither lead egoists to cooperate nor does it destroy altruism. It is shown that unilateral altruism causes a Samaritan’s Dilemma, in which the Samaritan can, under certain conditions, be exploited.

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