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An axiomatic characterization of the MVSHN group fitness ordering
(Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2012-09)
In order to analyze a unicellular-multicellular evolutionary transition, a multicellular organism is identiﬁed with the vector of viabilities and fecundities of its constituent cells. The Michod–Viossat–Solari–Hurand–Nedelcu ...
Extensive Social Choice and the Measurement of Group Fitness in Biological Hierarchies
(Université de Montréal. Département de sciences économiques., 2012-07)
Extensive social choice theory is used to study the problem of measuring group fitness in a two-level biological hierarchy. Both fixed and variable group size are considered. Axioms are identified that imply that the group ...