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The moral foundation of economic behavior
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Rose, David C.

The moral foundation of economic behavior / by David C. Rose.

New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.

Oxford scholarship online.

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Abstract: Events ranging from the Enron scandal to our current global financial meltdown remind us that immoral behavior can undermine even the mightiest economies. This book explains why moral beliefs can and likely do play an important role in the development and operation of market economies.

Moral sentiments and material interests
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Moral sentiments and material interests : the foundations of cooperation in economic life / edited by Herbert Gintis ... [et al.].

Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2004.

Abstract: Presenting an overview of research in economics, anthropology, evolutionary and human biology, social psychology, and sociology, this book deals with both the theoretical foundations and the policy implications of cooperation. Presents an innovative synthesis of research in different disciplines to argue that cooperation stems not from the sterotypical selfish agent acting out of disguised self interest but from the presence of 'strong reciprocators' in a social group. The book deals both with the theoritical foundations and the policy implications.