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Author's personal copy Contract theory for the evolution of cooperation: The right incentives attract
 

Summary: Author's personal copy
Contract theory for the evolution of cooperation: The right incentives attract
the right partners
Marco Archetti
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
a r t i c l e i n f o
Article history:
Received 30 September 2010
Received in revised form
15 October 2010
Accepted 20 October 2010
Available online 28 October 2010
Keywords:
Mutualism
Symbiosis
Screening
Game theory
a b s t r a c t
Partner choice is a critical stage of many biological interactions, from mating to cooperation. When the
quality of the potential partners is unknown, one way to choose is to rely on signaling: costly signals can

  

Source: Archetti, Marco - Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine