An evolutionary theory of fairness
Published 24 October 2012
The annual Esmée Fairbairn lecture for 2012, organised by Lancaster's Economics department, was given by Professor Ken Binmore CBE. Professor Binmore is a leading authority on game theory in general and evolutionary games in particular. His lecture provided a brief overview of his evolutionary theory of fairness.
The ideas are fleshed out in his book Natural Justice, which is itself a condensed version of an earlier two-volume book Game Theory and the Social Contract.
Watch Professor Binmore's complete lecture.
K. Binmore. Natural Justice. Oxford University Press, New York, 2005.
K. Binmore. Playing Fair: Game Theory and the Social Contract I and II. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1994 and 1998.