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The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior by David C. Rose

Published By: Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-978174-4
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Janice Boucher Breuer of University of South Carolina
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.3.791.r3
Review Pages: 795-97

Book Review Abstract

Janice Boucher Breuer of University of South Carolina reviews "The Moral Foundation of Economic Behavior" by David C. Rose. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the connection between morality and economic behavior through the medium of trust. Discusses opportunism; group size; moral values; harm-based moral restraint; the empathy problem; duty-based moral restraint; the moral foundation; trust; and culture. Rose is Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Index.


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Janice Boucher Breuer of University of South Carolina


JEL Classifications

A13: Relation of Economics to Social Values
D12: Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
Z13: Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology


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