The Evolution of Coercive Institutional Punishment


Institutional punishment plays a central role in human societies. Yet research in evolutionary game theory has focused almost exclusively on peer punishment. Here we present a model for the evolution of institutional punishment. We consider a set of states (“kingdoms”), each consisting of a number of individuals (“subjects”) and a single leader (“king… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13235-011-0020-9


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@article{Isakov2012TheEO, title={The Evolution of Coercive Institutional Punishment}, author={Alexander Isakov and David G. Rand}, journal={Dynamic Games and Applications}, year={2012}, volume={2}, pages={97-109} }