Ecological and socioeconomic systems alike are complex adaptive systems in which individual agents pursue their own agendas, often with negative consequences for public goods. In such systems there are obvious conflicts between the interests of individuals and the society to which they belong; resolution of these issues raises challenges of a game theoretic nature. With speakers coming from economics, biology, and ecology, these concerns will be addressed with an interdisciplinary focus at a three day conference sponsored by the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences in the School of Social Sciences.
“Public Goods: From Ecology to Economics”
January 22-24, 2010
Social Science Plaza A, Room 2112
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Steve Allison, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI
Francisco Ayala, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI
Ted Bergstrom, Department of Economics, UCSB
Rob Boyd, Department of Anthropology, UCLA
Avinash Dixit, Department of Economics, Princeton
Steve Frank, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCI
Simon Levin, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton
Michael McBride, Department of Economics, UCI