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On the evolution of hoarding, risk-taking, and wealth distribution in nonhuman and human populations
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • Ted C Bergstrom, University of California, Santa Barbara
Abstract

This paper applies the theory of the evolution of risk-taking in the presence of idiosyncratic and environmental risks to the example of food hoarding by animals and explores implications of the resulting theory for human attitudes toward risk.

Keywords
  • evolutionary bet hedging | storage | gambling | geometric mean | squirrel’s dilemma
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Publication Date
2014
Publisher Statement
Link to pnas source of article http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/07/10/1400817111.abstract
Citation Information
Ted C Bergstrom. "On the evolution of hoarding, risk-taking, and wealth distribution in nonhuman and human populations" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ted_bergstrom/123/