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Sorting a bridge hand
Sorting a permutation by block moves is a task that every bridge player has to solve every time she picks up a new hand of cards. Expand
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Critical Social Learning: A Solution to Rogers's Paradox of Nonadaptive Culture
Alan Rogers (1988) presented a game theory model of the evolution of social learning, yielding the paradoxical conclusion that social learning does not increase the fitness of a population. We expandExpand
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Stable matching in a common generalization of the marriage and assignment models
In the theory of two-sided matching markets there are two well-known models: the marriage model (where no money is involved) and the assignment model where there is money involved. Expand
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Emotional reactions to losing explain gender differences in entering a risky lottery
A gender difference in risk preferences, with women being more averse to risky choices, is a robust experimental finding. Speculating on the sources of this difference, Croson and Gneezy recentlyExpand
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One cultural parent makes no culture
The ability to acquire knowledge and skills from others is widespread in animals and is commonly thought to be responsible for the behavioural traditions observed in many species. However, in spiteExpand
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Stable outcomes of the roommate game with transferable utility
We consider the TU version of Gale and Shapley's roommate game. Expand
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Instability of matchings in decentralized markets with various preference structures
In any two-sided matching market, a stable matching can be found by a central agency using the deferred acceptance procedure of Gale and Shapley. But if the market is decentralized and information isExpand
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Lecture Hall Partitions
AbstractWe prove a finite version of the well-known theorem that says that the number of partitions of an integer N into distinct parts is equal to the number of partitions of N into odd parts. OurExpand
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Corpses, Maggots, Poodles and Rats: Emotional Selection Operating in Three Phases of Cultural Transmission of Urban Legends
In one conception of cultural evolution, the evolutionary success of cultural units that are transmitted from individual to individual is determined by forces of cultural selection. Here we argueExpand
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