PIMS/UBC Distinguished Colloquium: Karl Sigmund (University of Vienna)
- Date: 04/13/2012
- Time: 15:00
University of British Columbia
Sanctions on the Commons: Social Learning and the Social Contract
Evolutionary game theory helps to investigate the role of incentives in promoting cooperative behavior in joint enterprises. In particular, this lecture deals with the surprising effects of optional participation in collaborative enterprises. Coercion works better for voluntary rather than compulsory collaboration. A social contract need not be based on rational deliberation or the command of a higher authority. It can emerge spontaneously through social learning of individuals guided by no more than their myopic self-interest.
3:00-4:00pm in MATH 100.
PIMS, Zinovy Reichstein
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