Pay More Tribute to Smart Ants: A Note on the Tullockian Environmental Coordination in Non-Human Societies

Posted: 4 Mar 2003

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Guang-Zhen Sun

Monash University - Department of Economics; Max Planck Institute for Research Into Economic Systems

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Abstract

We show in this short note that the thesis in Tullock (1994) about how the environment coordinates the division of labor in non-human societies can be formulated by the fixed-point argument. As such, both what maybe called the Tullockian environmental coordination and the conventional Walrasian pricing coordination in economics turn out to be special cases of a more general principle, into which further exploration remains to be made.

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Keywords: non-human societies, division of labor, impersonal signals, coordination, the Nature

JEL Classification: Z00, D50

Suggested Citation

Sun, Guang-Zhen, Pay More Tribute to Smart Ants: A Note on the Tullockian Environmental Coordination in Non-Human Societies. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=353840

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