Just as physics provides a foundation for chemistry, and chemistry for medicine, evolutionary biology is the natural foundation for any science that seeks to understand the behavior of living beings. Recent years have witnessed a surge in empirical and theoretical research that establishes connections between evolutionary biology, economics, and evolutionary anthropology. For this 5th edition of the Toulouse Biology and Economics workshop, we have invited speakers from these disciplines who have conducted research on the family. Areas of expertise of invited speakers include empirical approaches to understanding physiological, demographic, and behavioral responses to family living, and theoretical modeling of sexual strategies, household preferences, and reproduction.
Registration CLOSED / No registration fees.
Besides the plenary sessions, there will be a poster session.
Programme [pdf file]
Abstract Talks [pd file]
Robert Brooks, Biologist, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Pierre-André Chiappori, Economist, Columbia University, NY, USA
Donald Cox, Economist, Boston College, MA, USA
Partha Dasgupta, Economist, University of Cambridge, UK
David De La Croix, Economist, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Lena Edlund, Economist, Columbia University, NY, USA
Lee Gettler, Anthropologist, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA
Hanna Kokko, Biologist, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ruth Mace, Anthropologist, University College London, UK
Brooke Scelza, Anthropologist, University of California-Los Angeles, USA
Brian Wood, Anthropologist, Yale University, CT, USA