Evolution of cooperation with shared costs and benefits.

  title={Evolution of cooperation with shared costs and benefits.},
  author={Joel S. Brown and T. L. Vincent},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={275 1646},
The quest to determine how cooperation evolves can be based on evolutionary game theory, in spite of the fact that evolutionarily stable strategies (ESS) for most non-zero-sum games are not cooperative. We analyse the evolution of cooperation for a family of evolutionary games involving shared costs and benefits with a continuum of strategies from non-cooperation to total cooperation. This cost-benefit game allows the cooperator to share in the benefit of a cooperative act, and the recipient to… CONTINUE READING
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