DP5613 Equilibrium Allele Distribution in Trading Populations

Author(s): Gilles Saint-Paul
Publication Date: April 2006
Keyword(s): comparative advantage, gene-culture co-evolution, genotypes, trade
JEL(s): J1, J22
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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This paper derives the conditions under which fitness-reducing alleles can survive in a long-run stationary equilibrium for a trading population, extending the results in Saint-Paul (2002) for arbitrary systems of sexual reproduction.