William D. Hamilton's Work in Evolutionary Game Theory

Sigmund K (2002). William D. Hamilton's Work in Evolutionary Game Theory. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-02-019

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Abstract

William D. Hamilton's impact on contemporary views of evolution has been nothing short of revolutionary, and his contributions to our reasoning on kin selection, genomic conflicts, parasitism, and costs of sex dominate these fields. He also had an important, if somewhat less obvious, influence on evolutionary game theory. This filed, by which now is well-established both in biology and economics, is usually (and rightly) attributed to John Maynard Smith: the canonical references are his brief joint paper with George Price, and his book 'Evolution and the Theory of Games'. But W.D. Hamilton played an important, and indeed pioneering role in the development of this field.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Adaptive Dynamics Network (ADN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:14
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 15:09
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6766

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