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4 Rsch. in L. & Econ. 1 (1982)
Evolutionary Models in Economics and Law: Cooperation versus Conflict Strategies

handle is hein.journals/rlwe4 and id is 21 raw text is: EVOLUTIONARY MODELS IN
Jack Hirshleifer
Attempting to address the combined topics of economics, law, and evo-
lution in a single paper is hubris indeed. All the more so, as I will be
adopting very broad interpretations of what we might mean by both
economics and law. Economics, as understood here, is not limited to
selfish, rational economic man interacting with his fellows only
through impersonal market relationships. For my purposes, all human
motivations and interactions constitute the subject matter of economics,
so long as they respond to the pervasive fact of resource scarcity. As
for law, I shall take that term as covering essentially all modes of coercive
social control of behavior, thus including much of what might conven-
tionally be considered under the headings of politics or sociology. How-
Research in Law and Economics, volume 4, pages 1-60
Copyright ® 1982 by JAI Press Inc.
All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.
ISBN: 0-89232-266-7


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