Agents with Imperfect Empathy. May Survive Natural Selection
AbstractCultural transmission mechanisms which favor the direct transmission of the parents traits to their children may be adaptive to natural selection when opposed to mechanisms in which the parents choose for the offspring the highest fitness at any time. This is so, in particular, in environnements in which the determinants of the reproductive success of a cultural trait are highly variable.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DELTA (Ecole normale supérieure) in its series DELTA Working Papers with number 1999-11.
Date of creation: 1999
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Publication status: Published in Economic Letters, 2001, 71, pp. 277-285.
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- Bisin, Alberto & Verdier, Thierry, 2001. "Agents with imperfect empathy may survive natural selection," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 71(2), pages 277-285, May.
- Bisin, A. & Verdier, T., 1999. "Agents with Imperfect Empathy May Survive Natural Selection," Papers 1999-11, Laval - Laboratoire Econometrie.
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