speaker Boyu Zhang, Beijing Normal University time Nov. 3, Tuesday. 13:00p.m.- 14:30p.m. Beijing Time
place Room 217, Guanghua Building 2

Economics Seminar (2020-16)

Topic: Game theory and the evolution of cooperation

Speaker: Boyu Zhang, Beijing Normal University

Time: Nov. 3, Tuesday. 13:00p.m.- 14:30p.m. Beijing Time

Location: Room 217, Guanghua Building 2


Evolution is based on the competition between individuals and therefore rewards only selfish behavior. How cooperation or altruism behavior could prevail in social dilemma then becomes a problematic issue. Game theory offers a powerful mathematical approach for studying social behavior. It has been widely used to explain the evolution of cooperation. Here I review game mechanisms that can promote cooperation in sizable groups of unrelated individuals. These mechanisms include direct reciprocity in repeated games, games with static network structure, and incentives such as reward and punishment.


张博宇,北京师范大学数学科学学院,教授,行为与博弈决策实验室主任。研究领域包括博弈论,行为经济和复杂网络等。在PNAS, Operations Research, Games and Economic Behavior, Experimental Economic等SSCI/SCI期刊发表论文30余篇。主持国家自然科学基金优秀青年科学基金等项目。担任Dynamic Games and ApplicationsScientific ReportsPLoS ONE编委。

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