Pay More Tribute to Smart Ants: A Note on the Tullockian Environmental Coordination in Non-Human Societies
Posted: 4 Mar 2003
We show in this short note that the thesis in Tullock (1994) about how the environment coordinates the division of labor in non-human societies can be formulated by the fixed-point argument. As such, both what maybe called the Tullockian environmental coordination and the conventional Walrasian pricing coordination in economics turn out to be special cases of a more general principle, into which further exploration remains to be made.
Note: This is a description of the paper and not the actual abstract.
Keywords: non-human societies, division of labor, impersonal signals, coordination, the Nature
JEL Classification: Z00, D50
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