Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance,
Stockholm School of Economics

No 712: Group Selection: The quest for social preferences

Marcus Salomonsson ()
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Marcus Salomonsson: Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Postal: Stockholm School of Economics, P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden

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

JEL-codes: C70; D03; D62; D64

22 pages, March 6, 2009

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