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Evolutionary Games in Natural, Social, and Virtual Worlds

Daniel Friedman and Barry Sinervo


This book’s goal is to introduce evolutionary game theory to applied researchers in a manner accessible to graduate students and advanced undergraduates in biology, economics, engineering, and allied disciplines. Chapters 1 through 6 present the basic ideas and techniques of this field, including fitness, replicator dynamics, memes and genes, single- and multiple-population games, Nash equilibrium and evolutionarily stable states, noisy best response and other adaptive processes, the Price equation, cellular automata, and estimating payoff and choice parameters from the data. Chapters 7 throug ... More

Keywords: evolutionary game theory, replicator equation, meme dynamics, rock-paper-scissors, learning in games, life cycle fitness, evolution of cooperation, speciation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199981151
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981151.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Friedman, author
Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Barry Sinervo, author
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz