Chapter 9 Outline


Biological Economics

  • Merging two disciplines
  • Individual versus evolutionary economics

Evolutionary Models with Minimal Genetics

  • Simple optimality models
  • Evolutionary game theoretic models
  • Adaptive dynamics models

Genetic Complications

  • Genetic concepts

Evolutionary Models with Added Genetics

  • Quantitative genetics
  • Extended quantitative genetics
  • Extended adaptive dynamics
  • The Price equation
  • Comparing evolutionary modeling techniques

Evolutionary Currencies

  • Measures of relative individual fitness
  • Measures of relative inclusive fitness

Optimal Live History Economics

  • Trade-offs and optimization in evolutionary economics
  • Life history trade-offs

Optimal Signaling Economics

  • Signals and physiological reserves
  • Signals and physical integrity
  • Signals and brains

The Value of Information

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