Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Homo Socialis, A Big Special Issue Of ROBE

I do not do this much, folks, but I am going to flagrantly advertise the special target issue of the Review of Behavioral Economics (ROBE) that has just come out on the web.  It is much longer than usual, and is in fact two issues in one, the first and second issues of our second volume.  Much effort has gone into it, and it has a major target article, followed by 14 commentaries by a distinguished multi-disciplinary group, with rejoinders by each of the coauthors of the original article, which had been 8 years in the writing, so I have been told.

The target article is "Homo Socialis: An Analytical Core for Sociological Theory" by Herbert Gintis and Dirk Helbing, and it is very provocative with a lot in it.  I shall not give the titles of the commentaries, but will list their authors in alphabetical order, which is how their commentaries appear in the issue: Catherine Eckel and Jane Sell; Mauro  Gallegati; Robert L. Goldstone; Michael Hechter; Geoffrey M. Hodgson; Alan G. Isaac; Paul Lewis; Siegwart Lindenberg; Michael W. Macy; Andrzej Nowak, Jorgen Anderson, and Wojciech Borkowski; Paul Ormerod; Vernon L. Smith; Ulrich Witt; David H. Wolpert.

Much effort has gone into this, and I  must thank publisher Zac Rolnik for tolerating such a long issue.  However, I think that this is a very special achievement that deserves proper attention.

One can access the issue at www.nowpublishers.com/rbe .

Barkley Rosser
Editor-in-Chief, Review of Behavioral Economics


Sandwichman said...


(without the second p)

rosserjb@jmu.edu said...

Thanks for catching that, S-man. Hope you had fun at your reunion, :-).