Special Issue "Other-Regarding Preferences"


A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2010)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Georg Kirchsteiger
ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Avenue FD Roosevelt 50, CP 114, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Website: http://www.ecares.org/kirchsteiger.html
E-Mail: gkirchst@ulb.ac.be
Phone: +32 2 650 4212
Fax: +32 2 650 4475
Interests: non-cooperative game theory; experimental economics; other regarding preferences; evolution of market institutions; learning in markets

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The last three decades of experimental and empirical research has produced convincing evidence that economic agents do not only care about their narrow self-interest, but are also motivated by other regarding considerations. Based on this evidence, numerous theories of fairness, reciprocity, altruism, spitefulness, etc. have been developed. While some experimental and theoretical papers have investigated the relationship between these different concepts, it is still an open question which of these motivations are particularly important in which economic circumstances. Furthermore, the application of other regarding preferences has been concentrated on labor markets and contract theory. But in other parts of economics the impact of other regarding preferences has been they have been largely ignored. For the Special Issue in Games I invite theoretical as well as experimental contributions on other regarding preferences. Basic research on the relation between the different concepts of other regarding preferences are as welcome as work applying other regarding preferences to all subfields of economics.

Prof. Dr. Georg Kirchsteiger
Guest Editor


  • other regarding preferences
  • relation between different forms of other regarding preferences
  • applications of other regarding preferences

Published Papers (3 papers)

by  and
Games 2010, 1(4), 527-550; doi:10.3390/g1040527
Received: 15 September 2010; in revised form: 15 October 2010 / Accepted: 8 November 2010 / Published: 10 November 2010
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by  and
Games 2010, 1(4), 459-477; doi:10.3390/g1040459
Received: 16 September 2010; Accepted: 14 October 2010 / Published: 21 October 2010
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by , ,  and
Games 2010, 1(2), 89-102; doi:10.3390/g1020089
Received: 16 March 2010; in revised form: 16 April 2010 / Accepted: 16 April 2010 / Published: 22 April 2010
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