Altruism and Envy in Contests: An Evolutionarily Stable Symbiosis
24 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2003
Date Written: December 2002
Altruists and envious people who meet in contests are symbionts. They do better than a population of narrowly rational individuals. If there are only altruists and envious individuals, a particular mixture of altruists and envious individuals is evolutionarily stable.
Keywords: Altruism, Envy, Contests, Evolutionary Stability
JEL Classification: C72, D64, D74
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