Evolutionary Game Theory: A Renaissance
88 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last revised: 29 Apr 2018
Date Written: April 9, 2018
Economic agents are not always rational or farsighted and can make decisions according to simple behavioral rules that vary according to situation and can be studied using the tools of evolutionary game theory. Furthermore, such behavioral rules are themselves subject to evolutionary forces. Paying particular attention to the work of young researchers, this essay surveys the progress made over the last decade towards understanding these phenomena, and discusses open research topics of importance to economics and the broader social sciences.
Keywords: evolution, game theory, agency, assortativity, behavior
JEL Classification: C73
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