On the Evolutionary Edge of Altruism: A Game-Theoretic Proof of Hamilton's Rule for a Simple Case of Siblings

Stark, Oded and Wang, You Qiang (September 2003) On the Evolutionary Edge of Altruism: A Game-Theoretic Proof of Hamilton's Rule for a Simple Case of Siblings. IHS Economics Series 139

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Abstract: We offer a game-theoretic proof of Hamilton's rule for the spread of altruism. For a simple case of siblings, we show that the rule can be derived as the outcome of a one-shot prisoner's dilemma game between siblings.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Evolution of altruism' 'Hamilton's rule' 'One-shot prisoner's dilemma game'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): A13, C70, D64
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2017 05:25
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1513

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