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On the evolutionary edge of altruism: a game-theoretic proof of Hamilton’s rule for a simple case of siblings

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  • Oded Stark

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  • You Wang

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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. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Volume (Year): 14 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 37-42

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Handle: RePEc:spr:joevec:v:14:y:2004:i:1:p:37-42

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Keywords: Evolution of altruism; Hamilton’s rule; One-shot prisoner’s dilemma game;

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  1. Theodore C. Bergstrom & Oded Stark, 1994. "How Altruism Can Prevail in an Evolutionary Environment," Microeconomics 9401001, EconWPA.
  2. Theodore C. Bergstrom, . "On the Evolution of Altruistic Ethical Rules for Siblings," ELSE working papers 017, ESRC Centre on Economics Learning and Social Evolution.
  3. Binmore, Kenneth G. & Samuelson, Larry, 1992. "Evolutionary stability in repeated games played by finite automata," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 57(2), pages 278-305, August.
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  1. Stark, Oded & Jakubek, Marcin, 2011. "Is population growth conducive to the sustainability of cooperation?," University of Tuebingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 15, University of Tuebingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences.
  2. SAVVATEEV, Alexei & STARK, Oded, 2005. "An evolutionary explanation for the propensity to migrate," CORE Discussion Papers 2005038, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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