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The Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance

No 712:
Group Selection: The quest for social preferences

Marcus Salomonsson ()

Abstract: This paper surveys the literature on group selection. I describe the early contributions and the group selection controversy. I also describe the main approaches to group selection in the recent literature; fixation, assortative group formation, and reproductive externalities.

Keywords: Altruism; spite; externalities; conformity; fixation; signalling; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: C70; D03; D62; D64; (follow links to similar papers)

22 pages, March 6, 2009

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