Spring School 2011

Evolutionary game theory studies basic types of social interactions in populations of players. It is the ideal mathematical tool for methodological individualism, i.e., the reduction of social phenomena to the level of individual actions. Evolutionary game dynamics combines the strategic viewpoint of classical game theory (independent, rational players trying to outguess each other) with population dynamics (successful strategies increase their frequencies). The objective of this course is to introduce the main concepts of evolutionary games and discuss them through standard applications. It will also provide a thoroughly up-to-date account of evolutionary games for anyone interested in the bottom-up analysis of individual behaviour.

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Ross Cressman (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Josef Hofbauer (University of Vienna)
Sabin Lessard (Université de Montréal)
Bill Sandholm (University of Wisconsin)
Sylvain Sorin (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
Jörgen Weibull (Stockholm School of Economics)


Georges Zaccour (Chair in game theory and management, GERAD, HEC Montréal)