Agents with imperfect empathy may survive natural selection

Alberto Bisin, Thierry Verdier

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    Abstract

    Cultural transmission mechanisms which favor the direct transmission of the parents' traits to their children may be adaptive to natural selection when opposed to mechanisms in which the parents choose for the offspring the highest fitness at any time.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)277-285
    Number of pages9
    JournalEconomics Letters
    Volume71
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 2001

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    Keywords

    • Imperfect empathy
    • J10
    • Natural selection

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    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Finance

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    Agents with imperfect empathy may survive natural selection. / Bisin, Alberto; Verdier, Thierry.

    In: Economics Letters, Vol. 71, No. 2, 05.2001, p. 277-285.

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    Bisin, Alberto ; Verdier, Thierry. / Agents with imperfect empathy may survive natural selection. In: Economics Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 71, No. 2. pp. 277-285.
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