Special Issue "Advances in Evolutionary Game Theory and Applications"


A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Theodore C. Bergstrom
Department of Economics, University of California, 2127 North Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210, USA
Website: http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/~tedb/
E-Mail: tedb@econ.ucsb.edu
Phone: +1 805 893 3744
Fax: +1 805 893 8830
Interests: pure and applied microeconomic theory; public finance; welfare economics; resource economics; health economics; international trade; game theory; evolutionary theory; economic anthropology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Evolutionary game theory is a fertile source of insight into the foundations of game theory as well as in the fields of anthropology, biology, ecology, economics, medicine, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. This issue is intended to reflect the richness and variety of this subject by including work on a variety of subjects, motivated by the evolutionary dynamics of natural selection.
Among the general topics of research to be considered are:

  • Theory of evolutionary games and population dynamics
  • Evolutionary foundations of preferences and behavior in humans and other animals
  • Applications of game theory to biological and cultural evolution

Theodore C. Bergstrom
Guest Editor


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  • evolutionary game theory
  • population dynamics
  • animal behavior
  • cultural evolution
  • natural selection
  • evolution of preferences

Published Papers (5 papers)

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Games 2013, 4(4), 561-583; doi:10.3390/g4040561
Received: 4 April 2013; in revised form: 3 September 2013 / Accepted: 26 September 2013 / Published: 7 October 2013
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Games 2013, 4(3), 426-436; doi:10.3390/g4030426
Received: 15 May 2013; in revised form: 22 July 2013 / Accepted: 31 July 2013 / Published: 13 August 2013
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by ,  and
Games 2013, 4(3), 304-328; doi:10.3390/g4030304
Received: 7 April 2013; in revised form: 9 June 2013 / Accepted: 11 June 2013 / Published: 24 June 2013
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Games 2013, 4(2), 182-199; doi:10.3390/g4020182
Received: 11 February 2013; in revised form: 11 April 2013 / Accepted: 22 April 2013 / Published: 6 May 2013
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Games 2013, 4(2), 163-181; doi:10.3390/g4020163
Received: 11 February 2013; in revised form: 1 April 2013 / Accepted: 11 April 2013 / Published: 26 April 2013
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Last update: 6 June 2013

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