Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71251
Authors: 
Stark, Oded
Wang, You Qiang
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Reihe Ökonomie / Economics Series, Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS) 139
Abstract: 
We offer a game-theoretic proof of Hamilton's rule for the spread of altruism. For a simple case of siblings, we show that the rule can be derived as the outcome of a one-shot prisoner's dilemma game between siblings.
Subjects: 
evolution of altruism
Hamilton's rule
one-shot prisoner's dilemma game
JEL: 
A13
C70
D64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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