Special issue of Mind and Society on experimental economics
Note the Special issue of Mind and Society on "Experimental economics and the social embedding of economic behavior and cognition". Here is the abstract of the introductory article, "The implication of social cognition for experimental economics" by Christophe Heintz and Nicholas Bardsley: "Can human social cognitive processes and social motives be grasped by the methods of experimental economics? Experimental studies of strategic cognition and social preferences contribute to our understanding of the social aspects of economic decisions making. Yet, papers in this issue argue that the social aspects of decision-making introduce several difficulties for interpreting the results of economic experiments. In particular, the laboratory is itself a social context, and in many respects a rather distinctive one, which raises questions of external validity."
The Table of Content:
Christophe Heintz and Nicholas Bardsley: Introductory article: the implication of social cognition for experimental economics
Nicholas Bardsley: Sociality and external validity in experimental economics
Ken Binmore: Social norms or social preferences?
Francesco Guala: Cooperation in and out of the lab: a comment on Binmore's paper
Nicolas Baumard: Has punishment played a role in the evolution of cooperation? A critical review
Michele Bernasconi and Matteo Galizzi: Network formation in repeated interactions: experimental evidence on dynamic behaviour
Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde: Is neuroeconomics doomed by the reverse inference fallacy?