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David Erdal

Hon. Research Fellow at University of St Andrews

Areas of expertise

  • - Economic Democracy
  • - The Psychology of Sharing
  • - Human Evolution

Major works

  • Local Heroes: the liberation of Loch Fyne Oysters. London: Penguin. 2008
  • Beyond the Corporation: Humanity Working. London: Bodley Head. 2011
  • Erdal, D. & Whiten, A. 1996 Egalitarianism and Machiavellian intelligence in human evolution. In Modelling the early human mind (eds P. Mellars & K. Gibson), pp. 139–150. Cambridge, MA: McDonald Institute Monographs

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About Me

David is an Hon. Research Fellow at the School of Management at the University of St Andrews. He has an MA in Chinese from Oxford, an MBA from Harvard and a PhD in ‘The Psychology of Sharing: an Evolutionary Approach’, from St Andrews. He has worked in the area of economic democracy for many decades, leading and helping the all-employee buyouts of many companies. He is the author two books on the subject.

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