Group Selection: The quest for social preferences
AbstractThis paper surveys the literature on group selection. I describe the early contributions and the group selection controversy. I also describe the main approaches to group selection in the recent literature; fixation, assortative group formation, and reproductive externalities.
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Altruism; spite; externalities; conformity; fixation; signalling;
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- C70 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - General
- D03 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Behavioral Microeconomics; Underlying Principles
- D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
- D64 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Altruism; Philanthropy
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