Equilibrium Allele Distribution in Trading Populations

27 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2006

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Gilles Saint-Paul

University of Toulouse I - GREMAQ-IDEI; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

This paper derives the conditions under which fitness-reducing alleles can survive in a longrun stationary equilibrium for a trading population, extending the results in Saint-Paul (2002) for arbitrary systems of sexual reproduction.

Keywords: trade, genotypes, natural selection, gene-culture coevolution

JEL Classification: J1, J22

Suggested Citation

Saint-Paul, Gilles, Equilibrium Allele Distribution in Trading Populations (March 2006). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2027. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=892366

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