Filmed during Mind & Life Institute’s “Mind & Life XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems” on April 9-11, 2010.

Economic Research on Altruistic/Pro-Social Behavior
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Lord Richard Layard
William Harbaugh
Ernst Fehr

This session presents the most important findings from economic research on cooperation, decision-making and pro-social motivation and behavior (e.g. concepts of fairness, altruism, the neural basis of donations and giving, and the role of punishment for cooperation). A discussion will follow, putting all the other views in perspective to the morning presentations. 

MODERATOR: Gert Scobel


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