On self-interest and greed

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Gebhard Kirchgässner;
  • Publisher: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munich
  • Subject: Economic Model of Behaviour; Self-Interest; Altruism; Greed; Corruption | economic model of behaviour, self-interest, altruism, greed | Economic Model of Behaviour, Self-Interest, Altruism, Greed, Corruption | altruism | economic model of behaviour | greed | self-interest | B41
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      jel: jel:B41

First the assumption of self-interest as applied in Economics is presented. Here we also discuss areas in which (many) people behave less self- but more other-regarding than traditional economic models assume. Then, greedy behaviour is considered as existing in the poli... View more
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