The conflict over parental care: A game theoretic analysis on aspects such as cooperation, benefit and wellfare for the young.

Mary Woodcock Kroble
Saturday 9 June 2007
Date: 28 November 2007
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speaker: Christian Ewald, (Department of Economics, University of St Andrews)


In this talk we address various issues which arise in the classical parental care conflict, which have, should or could be modelled with game theoretic models. After a brief summary of fundamental concepts in game theory, aspects such as cooperation, benefit and welfare consequences for the young will be put into a game theoretic context and various models will be discussed. These models have been developped in joint work with John McNamara and Alasdair Houston.

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