IE Cooperation Research Group

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We study animal and human cooperation and altruism, both from theoretical and experimental aspects.
-We study how the differences in financial status and the age of the cooperators, social structure and cultural differences affect the level of cooperation.
-We study the key processes responsible for the organisation of human societies, and investment behaviours that catalyse the spread and dominance of different economical systems.
-We investigate the kin and group selection explanation of altruism and cooperation from a population-genetical point of view. We study the evolutionary roots of morality, and the connection between cooperation, self-concept and corruption experimentally.
We conduct theoretical research to understand the organisation and stability of microbial communities.