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Games 2018, 9(2), 31;

Evolutionary Game Theory: A Renaissance

Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Received: 23 April 2018 / Revised: 15 May 2018 / Accepted: 15 May 2018 / Published: 24 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Evolutionary Network Games)
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Economic agents are not always rational or farsighted and can make decisions according to simple behavioral rules that vary according to situation and can be studied using the tools of evolutionary game theory. Furthermore, such behavioral rules are themselves subject to evolutionary forces. Paying particular attention to the work of young researchers, this essay surveys the progress made over the last decade towards understanding these phenomena, and discusses open research topics of importance to economics and the broader social sciences. View Full-Text
Keywords: evolution; game theory; dynamics; agency; assortativity; culture; distributed systems evolution; game theory; dynamics; agency; assortativity; culture; distributed systems

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