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Samuel Bowles

American economist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Samuel Bowles is Professor of Economics at the University of Siena in Italy, the Arthur Spiegel Research Professor and Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute, and a Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A., before earning his Ph.D in economics from Harvard University.

Bowles’ research has explored existing theories regarding the effects of inequality and free markets, finding that countries with less inequality perform better than economies with greater inequality. He is interested in how human behavior, preferences, and motivations evolve over time. He has also explored selfishness and altruism as motivating forces, seeking to understand the factors that cause a human to choose one path or the other. His work has been characterized as neo-Marxian or, for others post-Walrasian economics.

He is a cofounder of the CORE Project, which is an effort to update and advance undergraduate economic curriculum by including aspects of empathy, altruism, and care for the environment. His work is funded by the MacArthur Research Network on Preferences and by the MacArthur Research Network on Effects of Inequality on Economic Performance.

Bowles was recognized by the Global Development and Environment Institute in 2006.

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Samuel Stebbins Bowles , is an American economist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he continues to teach courses on microeconomics and the theory of institutions. His work belongs to the neo-Marxian tradition of economic thought. However, his perspective on economics is eclectic and draws on various schools of thought, including what he and others refer to as post-Walrasian economics.

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of Siena

Italian university

Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public university in Massachusetts, USA

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